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  • BEVERLY J. SUTTON, LONGMONT, CO FORMERLY OF SILVER LAKE, IN

     

    Beverly J. Sutton, Longmont, CO formerly of Silver Lake, IN died Sunday, September 25, 2016 in Berthoud Living Center, Berthoud, CO.  She was born August 27, 1939 in Wabash, IN to Eldon Henry & Helen Maxine (Quinn) Gahl.  Beverly retired from Control, North Manchester, IN after 30 years.  She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, North Manchester, IN and Eastern Star, Moose Lodge & VFW.  She is survived by son, Terry (Jess) Shepherd, Anchorage, AK; daughters, Brenda (Dave) Bliss, Longmont, CO, Cheryl (Oma) Gilbreth, Cheyanne, WY and Barbara Shepherd, Gering NE; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Graveside services will be Monday, October 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, 300 E 1000 N, Servia, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Sutton family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • ROBERTA M. RUNKEL, 89, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Roberta M. Runkel, 89, North Manchester, IN died at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, IN.  She was born May 8, 1927 in Kosciusko County, IN to Orville & Bertha (Parker) Correll.  She graduated from Burket High School, Burket, IN class of 1945.  On September 14, 1947 she married Rex Runkel.  He died December 9, 2004.  Roberta was a homemaker and farm wife.  She enjoyed farm life and her involvement in Runkel Farms.  She was a former member of Servia United Church of Christ, Servia, IN and current member of New Hope United Church of Christ, Bippus, IN.  She was a past deacon, trustee and former choir member of Servia United Church of Christ.  Roberta was a substitute bus driver for Manchester Community Schools for 21 years and a member of Chester Charmers Home Ec Club for 50 years.  She is survived by sons, Gary (Karen) Runkel, North Manchester, IN and Steve (Cindy) Runkel, North Manchester, IN; daughter, Connie Runkel Lerner, North Manchester, IN; grandchildren, Katrina Runkel, Tricia Runkel, Brian Runkel, Jama (Jorge) Garcia and Torina Runkel; great granddaughter, Layanah Garcia.  One brother, Harold Correll and one sister, Evelyn Harrold, are deceased.  Family & friends may call Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Service Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Larry Holderbaum will officiate.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Roberta Runkel, memorial contributions may be made to New Hope United Church of Christ, 9160 W 800 N, Bippus, IN 46713 or Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. To send a private condolence to the Runkel family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • DELBERT ARLAN BEERY, 69, NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA

     

    Delbert Arlan Beery, 69, of North Manchester passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:17 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mr. Beery was born May 12, 1947 in Wabash County, Indiana, the son of the late Glen A. Beery and Maurine Brower Beery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended Purdue University and graduated from Manchester University.  Mr. Beery retired from farming and operating the Beery Family Apple Orchard, and was a member of the North Manchester First Brethren Church. He was a basketball fan and loved watching TV basketball and football. He was devoted to his special brother, Lynn. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a step son, Lee Ford. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Connie Beery, North Manchester, Indiana; sisters Joyce Beery Miles, Maggie Valley, North Carolina, and Lois Beery Fulmer, Waynesville, North Carolina; and brother Lynn Beery, Wabash, Indiana; and stepchildren Kelley Ford, Marion, Indiana and Jerome Ford, Fowlerton, Indiana. A memorial service will be held at First Brethren Church on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ron Burns will officiate. There will be visitation with friends and family at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the First Brethren Church Summer Camp Scholarship Fund in care of the First Brethren Church, 407 North Sycamore Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962. McKee Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

  • MARY F. BAKER, 93, PHOENIX, ARIZONA

    Mary F. Baker, 93, Phoenix, Arizona passed away February 3, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Mary was born on January 13, 1923 in Wabash, Indiana to Frank McClure and Winfred (Furrow). She graduated from Wabash High School and Manchester College, where she received a degree in Education. She later received a Master's Degree from St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mary married Nathan D. Baker on February 5, 1944, who later passed away on April 24, 1989. Nathan and Mary moved to Toledo, Ohio where she and Nathan enrolled in the PH.D program at the University of Toledo. Mary taught a variety of subjects in several schools in Wabash County before moving to Ohio, where she taught in the Evergreen School System. She specialized in teaching remedial reading, helping children with behavioral problems and learning disabilities. Upon retirement in 1990, she moved to Wickenburg, Arizona where she continued teaching children with learning disabilities and being a child advocate and tutor. Mary is survived by two sons Jeff E. (Linda) Baker, Whitehouse, Ohio and Gregg P. Baker, Wickenburg, Arizona; one daughter Susan M. Baker, Wickenburg, Arizona; one step-granddaughter April Toupin, Phoenix, Arizona; and three step great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be October 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 N. Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. For those who wish to honor the memory of Mary Baker, memorial contributions can be made to the Wabash County Historical Museum, 36 East Market Street, Wabash, IN 46992. To send a private condolence to the Baker family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • DUANE L. HOLLE, 58, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN ~ UPDATED

     

    Duane L. Holle, 58, North Manchester, IN died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 in his residence.  He was born September 26, 1957 in Wabash, IN to Charles F. & Veta J. (Caudill) Holle.  On December 26, 1981 he married Tearere O. "Tea" Millbrandt. He attended Laketon Wesleyan Church, Laketon, IN.  Duane worked on the road crew for Pierceton Trucking, Laketon, IN putting underseal on the roads for 20 years.  He then worked for Kip Shoemaker powerwashing veal barns for the last 15 years.  He is survived by his wife, Tearere "Tea" Holle, North Manchester, IN; his mother, Veta J. Holle, North Manchester, IN; daughters, Malia N. (Michael) Crum, North Manchester, IN and Jasmine J. Holle, North Manchester, IN; sister, Mary (David) Burnette, Laketon, IN and seven grandchildren.  One son, Buddy Lee Holle, died in 2010. Family and friends may call October 1, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Laketon Wesleyan Church, 85 E. Lake Street, Laketon, IN.  Memorial service will be October 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Laketon Wesleyan Church, 85 E. Lake Street, Laketon, IN.   Pastor Dave Cox will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Duane Holle , memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Holle family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • SANDRA L. BUSS, 64, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Sandra L. Buss, 64, North Manchester, IN died at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in her residence.  She was born November 29, 1951 in Wabash County, IN to Ray & Bertha (Betten) Kline.  She graduated from Manchester High School in 1970.  On July 13, 1981 she married Randy Buss.  Sandy was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Randy Buss, North Manchester, IN; son Heath (Janell) Jones, Mentone, IN; daughters, Heidi (Matt) Gish, North Manchester, IN, Katie (Glen) Miller, Warsaw, IN and Stephanie Buss, North Manchester, IN; brothers, Allen (Marea) Kline, North Manchester, IN, Steve (Sandy) Kline, North Manchester, IN and Roger (Patty) Kline, Wabash, IN; sisters, Susan Fisher, Akron, IN, Sara (Rick) Greer, Akron, IN, Sally (Mark) Dyson, Roann, IN; sister-in-law, Mary Kline, North Manchester, IN; grandchildren, Holly Buss, Jillian Jones, Jacelyn Jones, Luke Gish, Landon Gish, Kalen Miller and Austin Miller.  One son, Scott Buss, one brother, Ron Kline, and one sister, Barbara Kline are deceased.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman and Pastor Mike Beezley will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN at a later date.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Sandra L. Buss, memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Buss family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • MAZZIE L. SELLECK, 82, LAKETON, IN

     

    Mazzie L. Selleck, 82, Laketon, IN died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in her residence.  She was born May 11, 1934 in Maysville, GA to William D. & Pearlie Mae (Allen) Minish.  On July 17, 1958 she married Carl E. Selleck.  Mazzie was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Carl E. Selleck, Laketon, IN; sons, Allen (Peggy) Selleck, North Manchester, IN and Edward (Lorraine) Selleck, Wabash, IN; daughters, Bobbie Jo (John) Laker, Pamplin, VA and Nellie (Jim) Hyden, Wabash, IN; brother, Ralph Minish, Winder, GA; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.  One son is deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Dave Cox will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Mazzie L. Selleck, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, Riley Children's Foundation, 30 West Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.   To send a private condolence to the Selleck family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • RANDY L. FRYE, 64, URBANA, IN

     

    Randy L. Frye, 64, Urbana, IN died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 4:45 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born December 9, 1951 in Fort Wayne, IN to Lester & Doris (Hodges) Frye. He was a truck driver for 45 years. Randy loved horses, dogs and his cat.  He is survived by sons, Mitch Frye, North Manchester, IN and Elias Frye, North Manchester, IN; daughters, Nichole (Kyle) Kaiser, Huntington, IN, Emily Frye, Lilvurn, GA and Electra Frye, South Bend, IN; sister-in-law, Janice Frye, North Manchester, IN; six grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Randy L. Frye, memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Frye family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • MILDRED L. ROTH, 98, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Mildred L. Roth, 98, North Manchester, IN died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2016 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  She was born June 16, 1918 in North Manchester, IN to Orville & Etta (Shireman) Emerick. She graduated from Chester High School in 1937.  On June 20, 1942 she married David R. Roth.  He died July 14, 2014. Mildred was a homemaker and retired from Controls Co. in 1973 after 15 years of service.  She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Manchester, IN and a 73 year member and Past Worthy Matron of Ivy Chapter #69, Order of Eastern Star, North Manchester, IN and member of Ruth Chapter#7, Order of Easter Star, Ft. Pierce, FL.   She is survived by sons, Thomas A. (Janet) Roth, Dewart Lake, IN and Steven L. (Billie) Roth, Rossville, IN; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  One son, Jerry L. Roth, one daughter, Judith A. Roth and one sister, Maxine Burton, are deceased.  Family and friends may call Monday, September 19, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Eastern Star Service by Ivy Chapter #69, Order of Eastern Star at 3:00 p.m.  Service Monday, September 19, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Rev. Sue Babovec will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Mildred L. Roth, memorial contributions may be made Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 334 Enterprise Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580.  To send a private condolence to the Roth family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • HEDDIE A. WESTAFER, 42, COLUMBIA CITY, IN ~ UPDATED

     

    Heddie A. Westafer, 42, Columbia City, IN died at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in her residence.  She was born July 23, 1974 in Wabash, IN to Herbert & Carole Allen.  On June 8, 2002 she married Steven T. Westafer.  Heddie loved to do arts and crafts and she loved her dogs "Sophie" and Oscar".  She was a loving mom and a good wife.  She was a very special and only daughter.  She is survived by her husband, Steven T. Westafer, Columbia City, IN; her mother, Carole Allen, Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Aaron L. Isbell, Columbia City, IN and Mason T. Westafer, Columbia City, IN; daughter, Hannah A. Westafer, Columbia City, IN; half brother, Anthony Hale, Georgia and half sister, Tammy Hale, Ohio.  Family & friends may call September 23, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  A memorial service will be September 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Heddie Westafer, memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Westafer family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

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