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  • DORIS M. FRANTZ, 84, WARSAW, IN FORMERLY OF SIDNEY, IN

     

    Doris M. Frantz, 84, Warsaw, IN formerly of Sidney, IN died peacefully in her sleep and went to be with her heavenly Father at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw, IN. She was born August 4, 1930 in Bracken, IN to Allison A. & Amanda M. (Walton) Hill. She married Russell Frantz Jr. on July 3, 1948.  Shew was a homemaker and employed with Heckman Bindery for 25 years.  Doris was an avid fan of high school & college sports. She was her children and grandchildren's biggest fan & supporter.  She had a deep love for her family and the Lord.  She was a member of Packerton United Methodist Church, Packerton, IN.  She is survived by her husband, Russell Frantz Jr., Warsaw, IN; two sons, Stan (Lynn) Frantz, South Whitley, IN and Neal (Connie) Frantz, Fremont, IN; two daughters, Robin (Todd) Hughes, Pierceton, IN and Kelly (Mark) Lybarger, Warsaw, IN; one sister, Opal Gray, Sidney, IN; nine grandchildren, Adam, Alex & Alyson Frantz, Travis & Renee Frantz, Tanner & Emily Hughes and Lance & Lindsay Lybarger. One son, Brian Kim Frantz, died in 1958.  Four brothers and one sister are deceased.  Family & friends may call Friday, February 27, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.  Services Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Packerton United Methodist Church, Packerton Road and 800 South, Packerton, IN.  Pastor Bill Wood will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Doris M. Frantz, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Packeton United Methodist Church, 1407 Country Club Drive East, Warsaw, IN 46580.  To send a private condolence to the Frantz family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • JUNE A. KINDY, 85, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    June A. Kindy, 85, North Manchester, IN died Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:05 p.m. in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  She was born June 18, 1929 in Somerset County, PA to William & Lizzie (Frye) Zimmerman.  She married Dean Kindy in 1948.  He died January 27, 2012.  She was active in Migrant Ministry in Florida serving in the Second Brethren Volunteer Service Unit.  The family frequently sponsored refugees and worked with exchange students, many of whom lived for a time with the family.  June volunteered at the New Windsor Service Center and spent time as Heifer Project Hostess in Massachusetts.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and supportive helpmate to her husband. She was a member of Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake, IN.   She is survived by three sons, Cliff (Arlene) Kindy, North Manchester, IN, Bruce (Donna) Kindy, Wooster, OH and Joe (Peggy) Kindy, Sterling, OH; two daughters, Treva Schar, Wooster, OH and Gloria (Dan Garrett) Kindy, Rockville, MD; twelve grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.  Three brothers are deceased.  Family and friends may call March 28, 2015 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  Services March 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  The Pastoral Team of Eel River Community Church of the Brethren will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of June A. Kindy memorial contributions may be given to Heifer Project International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203 or Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Kindy family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • HERBERT W. SHAMBARGER, 85, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Herbert W. Shambarger, 85, North Manchester, IN died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  He was born March 7, 1929 in Macy, IN to Lewis & Bernice (Cover) Shambarger.  On November 30, 1947 he married Doris I. Frantz.  He was a lifetime farmer.  Herbert is survived by his wife, Doris Shambarger, North Manchester, IN; two sons, Fred Shambarger, North Manchester, IN and Jeff (Beth) Shambarger, Roann, IN; two daughters, Elaine (Tom) Gearhart, Silver Lake, IN and Ginny (Curt) Falk, North Manchester, IN; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  Three brothers and five sisters are deceased.  Family & Friends may call Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Larry Cripe & Richard Brovont will officiate.  Burial will be in Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Shambarger family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • WILLIAM S. BEENEY, 84, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    William S. Beeney, 84, North Manchester, IN died at 11:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN.  He was born February 12, 1931 in Ora, IN to Alfred Leroy & Nondas A. (Strevy) Beeney. He married Nancy C. Baker on July 6, 1956. She died August 8, 2003.  He was a veteran of the US Army serving in Korea.  He was a life member of American Legion Post #286 and current member of VFW post 1126, Warsaw, IN.  He was Commander at North Manchester VFW Post 2215 1978-1979. Member of color guard and honor guard with VFW and American Legion.  He worked at Peabody Seating Co., North Manchester, IN for 36 years until its closing and then retired from Cyclone Mfg., Urbana, IN.  He is survived by three sons, Mike (Melita) Beeney, Walkerton, IN, Shawn Beeney, North Manchester, IN and Jeff (Debbie) Beeney, North Manchester, IN; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Melissa) Williams, Akron, IN and Teresa Bakehorn, Warsaw, IN; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  Family and friends may call Friday, February 27, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of William Beeney, memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Halderman Park Memorial Fund c/o American Legion Post 286, 215 E. Main Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Beeney family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • CHARLES E. FLORA, 95, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Charles E. Flora, 95, North Manchester, IN died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN.  He was born January 11, 1920 in Mennomonie, WI to Abraham & Clara M. (Metzger) Flora.  On May 17, 1941 he married Ruth E. Karn. She died July 26, 2007.  He was baptized in the Old German Baptist Brethren Church in 1940 where he remained a member thru out his life.  Charles was employed at Woodcraft Co., North Manchester, IN for 23 years.  He is survived by three sons, Chester (Ginny) Flora, North Manchester, IN, Dale (Jean) Flora, North Manchester, IN and Max Flora, North Manchester, IN; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Martha Sue) Betten, North Manchester, IN; nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  Family and friends may call Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Service will be Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Old German Baptist Brethren Church, State Road 13 North, North Manchester, IN.  Home Brethren will officiate.  Burial will be in Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, North Manchester, IN. To send a private condolence to the Flora family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • PAUL R. "WALLY" LAMBERT, 68, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Paul R. "Wally" Lambert, 68, North Manchester, IN died Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 9:25 p.m. in his residence.  He was born November 12, 1946 in Wabash, IN to Earl R. & Anna M. (Troder) Lambert.  He was employed with Manchester Foundry as a molder for 35 years and then worked at Whitley Manufacturing for 8 years.  He retired in 2009. He was an avid racing fan and loved cars, spending time with his children and grandchildren and building race cars. He was a member of Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, IN.  He is survived by one son, Kenneth Lambert, North Manchester, IN; two daughters, Teresa (Terry) Fishback, Roann, IN and Joni (Eli) Helderman, Logansport, IN; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  One sister, Carol Hatfield, died in 1996.  Family and friends may call Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 11:30-2:30 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Paul R. Lambert, memorial contributions may be given to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Lambert family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • D. DEWAYNE MONCE, 88, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    D. DeWayne Monce, 88, North Manchester, IN died Thursday, February 12, 2015 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN. He was born December 22, 1926 in Wabash County, IN to Daniel Rupert & Bonnie (Baker) Monce. On May 18, 1947 he married Jane Ann Burkhart.  She died July 17, 1996.  He graduated from Urbana High School in 1945.   He served in the European Theater as a communication specialist sitting in shacks in the mountains intercepting enemy messages. He was proud to be a WW II veteran. Member of American Legion Post # 286, Moose Lodge # 1518, both of North Manchester, IN and Elks Lodge, Warsaw, IN. He and his wife, Jane, fostered 19 foster children.  He has many nieces and nephews he leaves behind. DeWayne loved people and serving which is why he spent his working the jobs he did. He taught his children an amazing work ethic and the gift of hospitality. Anyone who knew Jane and DeWayne knows their home was never without someone "dropping" in! His favorite story was sitting on Otho Winger's knee as he talked to THE Indian Chief. He said as a little boy this was quite a day! He shall be always be loved and missed....right "Babe?"  He was a member of Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, IN. DeWayne was manager of the FW Means Company. He also had his own cleaning business and cleaned many institutions and companies in Warsaw until he was in late 70's. Retired from Lowman’s Enterprises (National Dust), Warsaw, IN.  He is survived by two sons, Vincent Drake (Missy) Monce, Enon, OH and Tony (Teri) Monce, Silver Lake, IN; two daughters, Deborah (Lennie) Edwards Jr., Warsaw, IN and Hannah Logg, Apache Junction, AZ; one brother, Donald E. (Alice) Monce, Fort Wayne, IN; one sister Donna Yentes, Urbana, IN; seven grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.  One brother, David Monce, is deceased.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of DeWayne Monce, memorial contributions may be made to Cardinal Learning Center, 504 N. Bay Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580 or Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Monce family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • ARLENE C. CHINWORTH, 90, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Arlene C. Chinworth, 90, North Manchester, IN died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 6:10 p.m. in Timbercrest Senior Living Center, North Manchester, IN. She was born December 8, 1924 in Auburn, MI to Michael and Clara (Kesemeyer) Wegener.  On October 20, 1951 she married Herbert E. Chinworth.  Arlene was Employed at Chevrolet in Bay City, MI making airplane parts for the war effort. She then served in the US Army as a surgical technician.  After the war she became secretary at Dow Chemical, Midland, MI.  After her marriage to Herbert in 1951 she started a family and became a homemaker.  She was very active with Girl Scouts.  She was an avid gardener and was known for her flower gardens.   Volunteered at Ludington Memorial Hospital and White Pine Village.  Active in Ludington Community Church Women’s Society where she also sang in the choir and played in the bell choir.  She served in the Women’s Army Corp in the 1940’s.  She was a member of Community Church, Ludington, MI. She is survived by her husband, Herbert E. Chinworth, North Manchester, IN; three sons, Steven Chinworth, Bloomington, IN, James (Debra) Chinworth, North Manchester, IN and Wesley (Nancy) Chinworth, North Judson, IN; one daughter, Mary (David) Schallert, Grand Haven, MI; one sister, Irene Sturm, Bay City, MI;  Half siblings, David Wegener, Janice (Wegener) Pegg and Louis Wegener; step brother, Ronald Van Dette; Eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Two brothers, Clarence Wegener & Oscar Wegener, and two sisters, Edna Mish & Dolores Kimmel, are deceased.  Memorial service Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  The family will receive friends following the service in Timbercrest Assembly Room, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Karen Eberly and Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate.  Private burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Arlene Chinworth, memorial contributions may be made to Community Church, 109 N. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431 or Timbercrest Assistance Fund, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Chinworth family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

     

  • NILA D. FAWCETT, 100, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Nila D. Fawcett, 100, North Manchester, IN died at 7:05 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2015 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN.  She was born September 1, 1914 in Petroleum, IN to Lewis & Chella (Schooley) Burgess.  On June 2, 1940 she married Paul W. Fawcett.  He died November 25, 1990. She graduated from Petroleum High School, Petroleum, IN.  She was a homemaker and employed with Controls Corporation of America for 10 years and was co-owner with her husband of several eating establishments thru the years.  She is survived by two sons, Larry (Karen) Fawcett, North Manchester, IN and Bob (Karen) Fawcett, North Manchester, IN; one daughter, Paula (Frank) Mossberger, Tuscon, AZ; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Fawcett, South Whitley, IN; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One son, Allen, died in October 1994. Family and friends may call Thursday, February 5, 2015 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Peabody Chapel, 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester, IN and Thursday, February 5, 2015 5:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Service at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5, 2015 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Nila D. Fawcett, may make memorial contributions to Peabody Retirement Community, Physical Therapy Dept., 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester, IN 469692. To send a private condolence to the Fawcett family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • GERALD E. STAYER, 81, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Gerald E. Stayer, 81, North Manchester, IN died at 11:07 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2015 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  He was born April 25, 1933 in Whitley County, IN to Ernest D. & Etha Lovell (Druley) Stayer.  On October 1, 1955 he married Phyllis Sims.  He worked at Controls, North Manchester, IN for 35 years. He served in the US Army in the Korean War.  He was a member of Missionary Church, North Manchester, IN and a life member of Moose, North Manchester, IN and past member of American Legion Post #286, North Manchester, IN.  Gerald enjoyed woodworking.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Stayer, North Manchester, IN; one son, Brian (Marjory) Stayer, North Manchester, IN; three daughters, Gail Stayer, North Manchester, IN, Diana (Steve) Music, North Manchester, IN and Elaine Fletcher, North Manchester, IN; two brothers, Frank (Imogene) Stayer, Kendallville, IN, Everett (Dorothy) Stayer, Huntington, IN; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Five brothers and two sisters are deceased.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Dan Binkley will officiate.  Burial in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Gerald Stayer, memorial contributions may be given to Missionary Church, 806 E. State Road 114, North Manchester, IN 46962 or American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278-6005. To send a private condolence to the Stayer family, use the condolence link on the homepage.


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