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  • ROBERT E. RIDER, 85, SIDNEY, IN

     

    Robert E. Rider, 85, Sidney, IN died at 3:16 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN.  He was born May 20, 1930 in Silver Lake, IN to John A. & Ruth A. (Cole) Rider. He graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1948.  On November 191960 he married Donnabelle Hudson.  He retired in 1994 from Gatke Corporation, Warsaw, IN after 36 years.  Robert was a farmer.  He was a charter member of the Sidney Lions Club for many years.  He was avid New York Yankees fan, IU basketball fan and loved gardening.  He is survived by his wife, Donnabelle Rider, Sidney, IN; one son Ron R. (Ann) Rider, Columbia City, IN; three daughters Rhonda R. (Tim) Swaidner, Huntington, IN, Rita R. Rider, Sidney, IN and Rachel R. (Todd) Creamer, Warsaw, IN; one sister, Virginia Linn, Claypool, IN; five grandchildren and two great granddaughters.  One brother is deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Graveside services at a later date at Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Robert E. Rider, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.  To send a private condolence to the Rider family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • C. ROBERT MICHEL, 83, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    C. Robert Michel, 83, North Manchester, IN died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  He was born August 7, 1931 in South Whitley, IN to Carl E. & Inez P. (Burch) Michel.  On April 16, 1950 he married Joan M. Poer.  He was a retired farmer.  He and his wife enjoyed camping and they spent many winters in Texas.  He loved farming. He also enjoyed horseback riding at Salamonie Reservoir, mowing at Village Hamlet Mobil Home Park and spending time with his family and teasing his grandchildren.  He was a member of First Brethren Church, North Manchester, IN.  He is survived by his wife, Joan Michel, North Manchester, IN; two sons, Richard L. (Nan) Michel, North Manchester, IN and Mark E. (Peggy) Michel, Pierceton, IN; two daughters, Becky S. (Tom) Hendrix, Fort Wayne, IN and Roberta K. (Edward) Foor, Rochester, IN; two sisters, M. Lavon Behny, North Manchester, IN and M. Leanne (Jerry) Flinn, North Manchester, IN; ten grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. One brother-in-law, Gene Behny, and one granddaughter, Amber Michel, are deceased.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN and Wednesday, May 27, 2015 one hour prior to service at the church.  Service Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at First Brethren Church, 407 N. Sycamore Street, North Manchester, IN.  Rev. Kurt Stout will officiate.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.   For those who wish to honor the memory of Robert Michel, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or First Brethren Church, 407 N. Sycamore Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Michel family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • JOYETTE BRAGG, 83, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Joyette Bragg, 83, North Manchester, IN died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN.  She was born in Logan County, WV May 16, 1932 to Willis & Maude (Estep) Chafin.  Joyette retired from Eaton Controls, North Manchester, IN after 32 years of service.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, going to auctions and going out to eat.  she is survived by her companion of 42 years, Richard Ihnen, Liberty Mills, IN; one son, Benny Bragg, Liberty Mills, IN; two daughters, Verdie (Bill) Howard, Liberty Mills, IN and Jeretta Taylor, North Manchester, IN; two sisters, Nancy (Hugh) Bryant, North Manchester, IN and Georgia Walsh, Pendleton, KY; Nine grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.  Two brothers, Donald Chafin and Billy Ed Chafin, three sisters, Maudie Bragg, Edith Browning and Dorothy Funk, three sons, one grandchild, one great grandchild and one great great grandchild are deceased.  Family & friends may call Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in South Pleasant Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Joyette Bragg, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, 30 W. Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204. To send a private condolence to the Bragg family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • STEVEN R. CHINWORTH, 61, BLOOMINGTON, IN

     

    Steven R. Chinworth, 61, of Bloomington, IN died on March 16, 2015.  He was born May 17, 1953 in Midland, MI to Herbert and Arlene (Wegener) Chinworth.  Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Arlene, and he is survived by his father Herb, North Manchester, IN, sister, Mary (David) Schallert, Grand Haven, MI and brothers, James (Debra) Chinworth, North Manchester, IN and Wesley (Nancy) Chinworth, North Judson, IN.  Steve is also survived by his 11 beloved nieces and nephews. He graduated from Ludington High School, Ludington, MI in 1971. Steve then attended Michigan State University and called many places his home, including: Ludington, MI, Portland, OR, Boulder, CO, Sacramento, CA, Tampa, FL and for a brief stint, Hawaii.  He worked a number of jobs in his lifetime but found great satisfaction as a bartender for various service organizations, primarily the Elks Club in Sacramento, CA.  Steve was a voracious reader, a lover of all things golf, traveling frequently to Texas to spend spring with his parents playing golf and had a keen interest in music and movies of many genres.  He loved to walk both for pleasure and for reflection as well as just to run an errand.  Probably his greatest pleasure in walking was throughout the Ludington (MI) State Park, especially in the winter time.  In recent years he enjoyed tending to his mother during her stay in Health Care at the Timbercrest Retirement Community and was always  willing to provide care where needed.  And clearly his greatest joy in life was spending time with his 11 nieces and nephews, and watching them grow into caring and capable adults.  It was the mutual love between them that was the true light in his life.  Memorial service will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Pastor Karen Eberly and Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate.  There will be a private burial at Manchester Church of the Brethren Memorial Garden.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Steven Chinworth, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Ludington State Park, PO Box 123, Ludington, MI 49431 or Alzheimers Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN. To send a private condolence to the Chinworth family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • LINDA SUE GARBER, 67, HUNTINGTON, IN

     

    Linda Sue Garber, 67, Huntington, IN Went to live with Jesus at 11:10 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015 to be reunited with her siblings, Earl and Jerry Garber, Wanda Mae Trout and Carrie Laverne Montel.  She was born March 25, 1948 in Wabash, IN to Blaine F. & Effie (Amburg) Garber. Linda lived her early years in rural North Manchester taking frequent trips to visit siblings in other states and other relatives.  She briefly attended public school and then the School of Hope in Wabash.  In the mid 1980’s she began working at Workshop Enterprises in Wabash and soon thereafter moved to Pathfinders Services, Market Street Group Home in Wabash where she resided for 22 years. When her health began to fail she became a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor, Wabash for several years. She then moved to Hickory Creek At Huntington, Huntington, IN.  Linda loved to color, collect catalogs and write her numbers in notebook after notebook.  She wore out several Bibles by wetting her stubby little fingers and leafing through the pages pretending to read. She loved to go to a special summer camp and participated in Special Olympics.  She prayed constantly and loved Jesus with all her heart. She was a member of Wabash Church of the Brethren, Wabash, IN.  She is survived by one brother-in-law, Larry Montel, Warsaw, IN; two sisters-in-law, Bickey Garber, North Manchester, IN and Dee Garber, Mesa, AZ; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  Family and friends may call Monday, May 18, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Kay Gaier will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN at which time Linda and her brother, Earl Garber's cremains will be interred. For those who wish to honor the memory of Linda Sue Garber, memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County ARC of Indiana, PO Box 400, Wabash, IN 46992 or Hickory Creek At Huntington, 1425 Grant Street, Huntington, IN 46750. To send a private condolence to the Garber family, use the condolence link on the homepage.



  • ARNOLD "LEE" STELLER, 87, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Arnold "Lee" Steller, 87, North Manchester, IN died at 5:38 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN. He was born September 29, 1927 in Servia, IN to Arnold F. & Tillie (Twyer) Steller.  On September 29, 1978 he married Mary L. Dugan. He worked at Peabody Seating, North Manchester, IN until its closing.  He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1518, North Manchester, IN.  He loved his family. he was an avid fisherman and mushroom hunter and loved to eat asparagus.  He also enjoyed playing euchre.  He attended Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, IN.  Lee is survived by his wife, Mary L. Steller, North Manchester, IN; four sons, Tom (Dianne) Dugan, Pierceton, IN, Larry (Deborah) Steller, Pierceton, IN, Mike (Sue) Steller, Cromwell, IN and Steve (Kim) Steller, Pierceton, IN; one daughter, Janet Harmon, North Manchester, IN; one sister, Ruby Long, Elkhart, IN; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.  Two daughters are deceased, Rebekah Shoemaker, died in 1985 and Sandra Steller, died in 2012.  Four sisters are also deceased.  Family and friends may call Friday, May 8, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Friday, May 8, 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 Arnold "Lee" Steller, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Steller family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • JAMES E. YANEY SR, 83, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    James E. Yaney Sr., 83, North Manchester, IN formerly of Fort Wayne, IN died on May 3, 2015 at 6:30 a.m. in his residence.  He was born August 8, 1931 in Fort Wayne, IN to Sylvester & Eva (Lyons) Yaney.  He served in the Army Med Corp in Korea 1953-1961.  He retired from Fort Wayne Community Schools in 1992 after 26 years service.  Served on the National Board of Korean War Veterans Association and was producer of television show "Tell America", Fort Wayne, IN.  He attended Akron United Methodist Church, Akron, IN.  He is survived by his companion, Dorothy Medley, North Manchester, IN; three sons, James (Teresa) Yaney Jr., Indianapolis, IN, Lon (Angel) Yaney, Pierceton, IN and Lynn (Melonie Christensen) Yaney, Kiln, MS; one daughter, Bernadette (Jon) Yaney-Clark, North Manchester, IN; four grandchildren, Jared Michael Christiansen, Kiln, MS, Tiffany Clark, North Manchester, IN, Brittani Kinnear, Lancaster, OH and Malicia Kinghorn, Lancaster, OH; two great grandchildren, Kenzi Zimmerman, Edgar, WI and Marissa Yaney, Wausau, WI. One son, Leslie Yaney, one grandson, James G. Yaney and three brothers, Joseph Wesley Yaney, Richard Yaney and Robert Yaney are deceased.  Family and friends may call Friday, May 8, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of James E. Yaney Sr., memorial contributions may be given to Korean War Veterans Association, PO Box 407, Charleston, IL 61920-0407. To send a private condolence to the Yaney family, use the condolence link on the homepage. Freedom is not free

  • HENRY SPRIGGS, 79, PERU, IN

     

    Henry Spriggs, 79, Peru, IN died at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in his residence.  He was born in Pikeville, KY June 23, 1935 to Roosevelt & Grace M. (Spears) Spriggs.  On March 27, 1963 he married Deloris Justice.  Henry was a truck driver and foundry worker.  He was a member of Church of the Brethren, Logansport, IN.  Henry served as a Marine in the Korean War 1953-1956.  He was a life member of Peru VFW Post #2067.  He is survived by his wife, Deloris Spriggs, Peru, IN; four sons, Henry Spriggs Jr., Peru, IN, Jeffrey Spriggs, Peru, IN, Michael (Lora) Spriggs, Kokomo, IN and Steven (Nikkie) Spriggs, Peru, IN; four daughters, Pamela Galbreath, Peru, IN, Teresa (Brad) Boyd, Logansport, IN, Susie (Daniel) Stutzman, Peru, IN and Gloria (James) King, Peru, IN; two brothers, Franklin (Mary) Spriggs, Cicero, IL and John (Carol) Spriggs, North Manchester, IN; one sister, Jeanette (Willie) Shepherd, Pierceton, IN; twenty-one grandchildren, nine step grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.  One brother and six sisters are deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Aron Gross will officiate.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Henry Spriggs, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.  To send a private condolence to the Spriggs family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • LYLE A. HEATH, 93, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Lyle A. Heath, 93, North Manchester, IN died at 11:05 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  He was born in Bantry, North Dakota to Charles & Edith (Healy) Heath.  Lyle served in the US Army during WWII. On January 26, 1944 he married Clara L. Seeley.  She died October 3, 2004.  He retired in 1982 from Endicott Church Furniture, Warsaw, IN.  He was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church, a life member of American Legion Post #15, Wabash, IN, Moose Lodge #1518, North Manchester, IN and was a life member of D.A.V. He was an avid woodworker and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He is survived by three sons, Barry (Susan) Heath, Bonita Springs, FL, Greg (Karen) Heath, Litchfield, MN and Scott (Deb) Heath, New Haven, IN; one sister, Francis Kesler, Francesville, IN; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Five brothers and eight sisters are deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Peabody Chapel, 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester, IN.  Services Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Peabody Chapel, 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester, IN.  Rev. Sue Babovec will officiate.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Lyle A. Heath, memorial contributions may be made to North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E. Second Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Heath family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • RUSSELL M. GAMSBY JR., 75, SILVER LAKE, IN

     

    Russell M. Gamsby Jr., 75, Silver Lake, IN died at 12:22 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2015 in his residence.  He was born in Queens, NY May 31, 1939 to Russell M. Gamsby Sr. & Edna Mae (Harney).  On June 26, 1970 he married Marilyn S. (Quinn) West. He retired from Invensys Controls, North Manchester, IN in 2003 after 40 years.  Russell was an avid gardener and fisherman.  He also enjoyed camping at Jellystone Park, Pierceton, IN where he loved pitching horse shoes.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1518, North Manchester, IN for 48 years. He attended Olive Branch Church of God, Roann, IN.  He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Gamsby, Silver Lake, IN; five sons, Russell M. Gamsby III, Morehead, KY, Richard A. Gamsby, Morehead, KY, Ronnie L. Gamsby, Stanton, CA, Terry R. (Sharon) West Jr., Warsaw, IN and Richard West, North Manchester, IN; one daughter, Mary Anne (Doug) Jenkins, North Manchester, IN; one brother, Robert (Sally) Gamsby, Wabash, IN; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  One brother and three sisters are deceased.  Family & friends may call Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12:00 noon with calling one hour prior 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 Russell M. Gamsby, memorial contributions may be given to American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278-6005.  To send a private condolence to the Gamsby family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

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