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  • VIRGINIA R. AIRGOOD, 92, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Virginia R. Airgood, 92, North Manchester, IN died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, IN.  She was born October 18, 1922 in Huntington County, IN to Elmer & Dessie (Kline) Fleck.  She graduated from Lagro High School in 1940.  On February 7, 1942 she married George A. Airgood.  He died October 21, 2010. She retired from Heckman Bindery in 1982 after 19 1/2 years service.  She was a 53 year member of Chester Charmers Home Ec Club, North Manchester, IN and a member of Servia - New Hope United Church of Christ, Bippus, IN. She is survived by one son, Dick R. (Deanna) Airgood, Greenfork, IN; one daughter, Sally (Robert) Gamsby, Wabash, IN; one half brother, Charles (Sylvia) Fleck, Fort Wayne, IN; one half sister, Mary Lois Chamberlain, North Manchester, IN; seven grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren.  One son, John Airgood, and one grandson, Robert F. Gamsby II, are deceased.  One brother and two step brothers are also deceased.  Family and friends may call Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Peabody Chapel, 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Peabody Chapel, 400 West Seventh Street, North Manchester, IN.  Rev. Sue Babovec will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Virginia R. Airgood, memorial contributions may be given to New Hope United Church of Christ, PO Box 125, Bippus, IN 46713.  Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West North Manchester, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Airgood family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • NETTIE JEAN MCKINLEY, 79, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Nettie Jean McKinley, 79, North Manchester, IN died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  She was born July 17, 1935 in Lafayette, IN to Leroy John & Lula May (Parker) Kelly.  On July 16, 1975 she married James R. McKinley.  He died January 24, 2013.  She was employed at Essex Wire, Flora, IN where she retired after 13 years of service.  She enjoyed reading, word puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.  She and her husband, James, resided at Jennings Fishing Camp near Lake Wales, FL for many years until moving to Timbercrest in January 2014.  She is survived by one son, Sam (DeEtta) Balser, North Manchester, IN; three step sons, Don McKinley, Lafayette, IN, Michael McKinley, Fowler, IN and Mark McKinley, Jonesboro, AR; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  One daughter, Pamela Rainwater and two brothers, John Wayne Kelly and Walter Kelly, are deceased.  No services are planned at this time. Burial will be at a later date in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Nettie Jean McKinley, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.  Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West North Manchester, IN.  To send a private condolence to the McKinley family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • BEVERLY A HIPPENSTEEL, 71, HUNTINGTON, IN

     

    Beverly A. Hippensteel, 71, Huntington, IN died at 9:10 p.m.Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at University Park Nursing Center, Fort Wayne, IN.  She was born October 12, 1943 in Kosciusko County, IN to Morris & Lucille (Albright) Coble.  She was a homemaker, worked at Timbercrest Healthcare for 9 years, was a daycare provider at St. Paul's County Line Church and for 7 years was a clerk at the Bippus Mini Mart. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Bippus, IN.  On September 11, 1960 she married Billy E. Hippensteel.  He survives in Huntington, IN.  She is also survived by three daughters Teena Hippensteel, Fort Wayne, IN, Tamara (Tim) Gass, Roanoke, IN and Melissa Hippensteel, Huntington, IN; one brother, Larry (Marge) Coble, Columbia City, IN; one sister, Linda Coble, North Manchester, IN and two grandchildren, Noah & Alex Gass, Roanoke, IN.  She was preceeded in death by her parents, Morris Coble & Lucille Coble Newell. Family & friends may call Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN and one hour prior to services on Monday.  Services will be Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Barry Faucett will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  For those who would like to honor the memory of Beverly Hippensteel, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, PO Box 65, Bippus, IN 46713 or Heartland Hospice, 1315 Directors Row, Suite 206, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.  To send a private condolence to the Hippensteel family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • PAULINE V. SORG, 92, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Pauline V. Sorg, 92, North Manchester, IN died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015 in her residence. She was born July 3, 1922 in Allen County, IN to Carl & Bonita (McBride) Hulvey.  On May 17, 1941 she married Wilbur J. Sorg.  He died November 26, 1974.  She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, North Manchester, IN.  Pauline loved flower gardens, stained glass, knitting and crocheting.  She is survived by eight sons, Wayne (Donna) Sorg, Fort Wayne, IN, Karl (Dorothy) Sorg, Wabash, IN, Peter Sorg, Warren, IN, Kevin (Sheila) Sorg, North Manchester, IN, Luke (Deb) Sorg, Huntington, IN, Mark (Lorie) Sorg, North Manchester, IN, Doug Sorg, North Manchester, IN and Keith (Rachelle) Sorg, North Manchester, IN; seven daughters, Elaine Snyder, North Manchester, IN, Bonnie (David) Reas, Fort Wayne, IN, Marie (Tom) Hardy, North Manchester, IN, Susan (Don) Lance, Warsaw, IN, Pat (Chuck) Runyan, North Webster, IN, Julie (Keith) Mobley, North Manchester, IN and Gay Sorg, North Manchester, IN; one sister, Mrs. Donald (Mary Ellen) Gottselig, Bloomington, IL; thirty-five grandchildren and forty-eight great grandchildren. One son, Stanley Sorg, One daughter-in-law, Joyce Sorg, one granddaughter, Karla Easterday, one brother, James Hulvey and one sister, Marguerite Graft are deceased.    Family and friends may call Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN and Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Rosary service Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Service Monday, March 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN.  Memorial service following at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN. Father Andrew Curry and Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Yoder, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Pauline V. Sorg, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 6100W. 96th St., Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46278-6005 or St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church Building Fund, 1203 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, IN 46962 or MRA Gardens, PO Box 281, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Sorg family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • KIMBERLY K. WOLMS, 54, GLENVIEW, IL

     

    Kimberly K. Wolms, 54, Glenview, IL died at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in Glenview, IL. She was born April 7, 1960 in Huntington, IN to Harold J. & Lois I. (Hetler) Clark.  On December 8, 1979 she married Edward Wolms.  She was a homemaker and worked at Jewel Foods, Glenview, IL.  She is survived by her husband, Edward Wolms, Glenview, IL; her mother, Lois Clark, North Manchester, IN; one son, Edward Wolms Jr., Glenview, IL; two daughters, Tiffany (Bryan) Shelton, Crystal Lake, IL and Ashley Wolms, Glenview, IL; three brothers, Michael J. (Donna) Clark, Warsaw, IN, Gregory A. Clark, North Manchester, IN and Steven W. (Donna) Clark, Parkland, FL; one sister, Rhonda L. (Kim) Bradley, Marion, IN and two grandchildren.   Family & friends may call Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Service Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.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 Kimberly Wolms, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.  To send a private condolence to the Wolms family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • JOHN R. HARWOOD, 57, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    John R. Harwood, 57, North Manchester, IN died at 5:41 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born October 5, 1957 in Palatine, IL to Edward M. & Dorothy M. (Miller). He was an electrical engineer for Custom Magnetics, North Manchester, IN.  John was an avid golfer and member of Moose Lodge #1518 and American Legion S.A.L. #286, North Manchester, IN.  He is survived by one brother, Michael (Judy) Harwood, Palatine, IL.  Two sisters, Carol Ann and Kathleen May, are deceased.  No calling or services are planned.   Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of John R. Harwood, memorial contributions may be made to Sycamore Golf Club, Junior Golf Program, 6002 E. State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Harwood family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • MARY JANE HENSON, 70, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Mary Jane Henson, 70, North Manchester, IN died at 6:24 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at her daughter's residence, Laketon, IN.  She was born March 2, 1944 in Jacks Creek, KY to Quellin & Elizabeth (Johnson) Newsome.  On January 12, 1958 she married Will Henson.  She was employed at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, IN and her biggest job, a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Will Henson, North Manchester, IN; two sons, Steve (Tammy) Henson, North Manchester, IN and Norman (Kathy Brubaker) Henson, North Manchester, IN; three daughters, Brenda (Chester) Mullins, Laketon, IN, Dianne (George) Hall, Ijamsville, IN and Teresa (Dale) Cooper, North Manchester, IN; two brothers, Estel (Thelma) Newsome, Springport, MI and Dewey (Phyliss) Newsome, Prestonsburg, KY; two sisters, Levina Cooper, Wabash, IN and Bithie Arnold, Springport, MI; Eleven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister are deceased.  Family & friends may call Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Services will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:00 noon 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 Mary Jane Henson, memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Henson family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • 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.

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