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  • MAKEILA MARIE DINGESS, 7 WEEKS, WABASH, IN

     

    Makeila Marie Dingess, 7 weeks, Wabash, IN died at 2:39 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Parkview Wabash Hospital, Wabash, IN.  She was born June 3, 2016 in Warsaw, IN to Skyler D. Dingess and Amy M. (Swick) Burchett. Her parents survive in Wabash, IN.  She is also survived by brothers, Logan Burchett, Damien Burchett and Jesse Burchett all of Wabash, IN and Deklin Dingess, Valparaiso, IN; sisters, Selene Burchett, Wabash, IN and Kenna Dingess, Valparaiso, IN; paternal grandparents, Oscar (Kathy) Dingess North Manchester, IN; maternal grandparents, Mildred Burchett, Peru, IN and David Swick, Mentone, IN; paternal great grandparents, Ben & Mary Music, North Manchester, IN; maternal great grandparent, Sherman Coy Jr., Clunette, IN.  Family and friends may call Monday, August 1, 2016 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be 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 Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Makeila Marie Dingess memorial contributions may be made to McKee Mortuary, to assist the family with final expenses, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.  For those who wish to send a private condolence to the Dingess family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • REGINA M. MARKS, 39, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Regina M. Marks, 39, North Manchester, IN died Sunday, July 24, 2016 as a result of an auto accident on State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. She was born December 18, 1976 to Darrell M. Bradley and Laura M. (Heeter) Bradley.  On July 16, 2016 she married Caleb N. Marks. He also died as a result of the accident. She attended Manchester High School.  Regina was a homemaker and enjoyed woodworking, crafts, painting, remodeling and interior design.  She also liked hiking, canoeing and socializing.  She loved her children and spending time with friends.  She had a big heart.  She is survived by her son, Trae D. Bruce, Oak Island, NC; daughters, Teyannah (Skyler) Honeycutt, Elgin, IL and Tresa  Bruce, Indianapolis, IN; brothers, Jarret Bradley, Laketon, IN and Joseph (Amelia) Bradley, North Manchester, IN.  Family and friends may call Friday, July 29, 2016 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN.  Memorial service Friday, July 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Regina M. Marks memorial contributions may be made to McKee Mortuary, to assist the family with final expenses, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.  For those who wish to send a private condolence to the Marks family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.


  • CALEB N. MARKS, 28, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Caleb N. Marks, 28, North Manchester, IN died Sunday, July 24, 2016 as a result of an auto accident on State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  He was born December 15, 1987 in Wabash, IN to James S. & Lavona L. (Gamsby) Marks.  On July 16, 2016 he married Regina Bradley.  She also died as a result of the accident.  Caleb was a floor supervisor at Higrade, North Manchester, IN. He was an outdoors enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing and canoeing.  He had a big heart and would help anybody he could.  He never met a stranger.  He loved his children and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.  He is survived by his son, Brysen N. Marks, North Manchester, IN; daughter, Rylin M. Marks, North Manchester, IN; his parents, James & Lavona Marks, North Manchester, IN; sisters, Brandy E. Marks, North Manchester, IN and Kobie Tanner Marks, Decatur, IN.  No calling or services are planned. Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN. For those who wish to send a private condolence to the Marks family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • WILBUR J. SNYDER, 98, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Wilbur was born on September 13, 1917, and passed early Monday morning, July 25th. His parents were James William Snyder and Emma Mae Rinehart Snyder who lived in Camden, Ohio. He had two older sisters, Elma and Lois, and one twin brother, Wilmer.Wilbur graduated from Dixon Township High School in 1935. After five years of farming, he was employed with Crosley Radio Corporation in Richmond, Indiana for nine months helping to build refrigerators, cars and cook stoves. In 1941 he enrolled at Manchester College. Near the end of his freshmen year, he was drafted into the United States Army. Wilbur requested noncombatant service in the Medical Corps. He served 45 months, including 28 months in Africa and France. Wilbur returned to Manchester in 1946, graduating in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Hired by Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Wilbur served as Vice President and Treasurer and on the Board of Directors for 35 years.Wilbur and Eileen met at the Church of the Brethren in Richmond, Indiana, and they were married in April 1943. They had four daughters who are now married to four great men: Karen and Jim Troxel in Chicago, Illinois; Margo and Eldon Krider in Fairview, Michigan; Jody and Dale Warner in Huntertown, Indiana; and Connie and Herman Kauffman in Nappanee, Indiana. Wilbur now has seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Wilbur and Eileen were charter members of Beacon Heights Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and served on many church committees. They spent nine winters in Arizona, one year volunteering at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland, and three summers at the Greenville Brethren Home in Ohio. Wilbur and Eileen enjoyed vacation trips to California, Hawaii,China, and Europe. Throughout his life Wilbur has enjoyed playing tennis, golf,bowling, shuffleboard, pool, croquet, euchre and marbles.Wilbur and Eileen moved to Timbercrest in 1994. Eileen died in April 2000. While at Timbercrest, Wilbur volunteered in many activities, including ushering,delivering mail and working in the archives at Manchester University. His favorite activity was planting and maintaining many flowerbeds.Visitation will be at 10:00 AM Friday, July 29, followed by the memorial service at11:00 AM in the Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Wilbur Snyder, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962 or heifer International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203 or Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962. For those who wish to send a private condolence to the Snyder family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • ROBERT "BOB" R. BECHTOLD, 73, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Robert "Bob" R. Bechtold, 73, North Manchester, IN died Thursday, July 21, 2016 in his residence.  He was born December 22, 1942 in Huntington County, IN to Duane & Ginevra (Auker) Bechtold.  He was a lifelong self-employed farmer.  Bob was a member of Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, IN, a 51 year member of Deming Lodge #88 and member of Loyal Order of the Moose.  He was a former volunteer fireman with Chester Township Fire Dept. for 18 years.  He is survived by his special friend, Linda Martin, Fairmount, IN; son, Bret (Michelle) Bechtold, North Manchester, IN; daughter, Beth (Dave) Wampler, North Manchester, IN; sister, Kay Eads, Wabash, IN; grandchildren, Austin Bechtold, North Manchester, IN, Trent Bechtold, North Manchester, IN and Craig (Deanna) Wampler, North Manchester, IN; great grandchildren, Halie & Abbie Wampler, North Manchester, IN.  Family and friends may call Sunday, July 24, 2016 from noon-7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Masonic Service will be Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Calling also one hour prior to service on Monday.  Service Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, 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 Bob Bechtold, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  For those who wish to send a private condolence to the Bechtold family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • CHARLES W. BETTEN, 88, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Charles W. Betten, 88, North Manchester, IN died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016  in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born March 24, 1928 in Gridley, IL to Charlie & Nora (Finck) Betten. He graduated from Washington Center High School, Whitley County, IN.  He served in the U. S. Army in WWII. On August 27, 1950 he married Janice Shaffer.  She died August 1, 2006. Charles was a retired farmer and a life member of the American Legion #286, North Manchester, IN, a member of the Eel River Masonic Lodge #510, a member of Knights Templar, Huntington, IN, life member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honor and a life member of the WWII Memorial Society.  He loved singing and playing the piano.  He is survived by his companion, Norma Weeda, Fort Wayne, IN; daughters, Becky (Jason) Krampton, Valparaiso, IN and Kathy (Jeffrey) Smith, North Manchester, IN; grandchildren, Angela Fellars, Melissa McKillip & Michael Rodriguez and five great grandchildren.   One son, Jeffrey L. Betten, died March 19, 1977.  Family & friends may call Monday, July 18, 2016 from noon-2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Graveside services Monday, July 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Charles W. Betten, memorial contributions may be made to D.A.V. Wabash County, 1 West Hill Street, Wabash, IN 46992. For those who wish to send a private condolence to the Betten family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • PAMELA F. LIGHTLE, 77, NORTH FORT MYERS, FL

     

    Pamela F. Lightle, 77, North Fort Myers, FL and formerly of North Manchester, IN  passed away on July 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN. Pamela was born in Indianapolis, IN on December 8, 1938 to Frank W. Edmunds and Mary Naomi (Applegate) Edmunds. On April 12, 1957 she married Norman R. Lightle. Pamela worked as an office clerk at Modern Tile and Carpet Company, Fort Myers, FL for 10 years before retiring in 2006. Pamela is survived by her husband Norman R. Lightle, North Fort Myers, FL; two sons Chris Lightle, Sidney, IN and Scott Lightle, North Manchester, IN; one daughter Shawn (Robert) Oberg, South Whitley, IN; two brothers Denny Edmunds, Fort Worth, TX and Don Edmunds, Azle, TX; one sister Riccinna Stafflinger, Grant, FL; eight grandchildren Chad Rhoades, Eric Hendress, Travis Lightle, Dylan Zinsmeister, Jessica Zinsmeister, Amanda Zinsmeister, Sarah Leverton, and Brandon Oberg; seven great-grandchildren Knox, Jaxon, Gabby, Kennedy, Remington, Brandsn, and Laikn. Pamela was preceded in death by one daughter Lynn Rhoades. Family and friends may call Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Congregational Christian Church, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Congregational Christian Church, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Pamela F. Lightle, memorials contributions can be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN to assist the family with final expenses. For those who wish to send a private condolence to the Lightle family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • ROGER L. BOOCHER, 73, PAOLI, IN

     

    Roger L. Boocher, 73, Paoli, IN formerly of Sidney, IN and Columbia City, IN died at 9:45 p.m. Monday, July 4, 2016 in Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN.  He was born March 19, 1943 in Whitley County, IN to Oscar & Eileen (Miller) Boocher. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1961. On September 30, 2005 he married Judy Hill Oliver.  Roger retired from Essex Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN in 2003 after 34 years of service. He was employed with White Metal Rolling and Stamping, Warsaw, IN from 1961-1968.  He enjoyed tinkering with small engines and was an avid fisherman and mushroom hunter.  Roger was a counsel member of the Wildwood Association, Paoli, IN.  He is survived by his wife, Judy Boocher, Paoli, IN; son, Brian (Rita) Boocher, Claypool, IN; daughter, Robin Boocher Garrard, Claypool, IN; step sons, Neil (Ann) Gordon, Hudson, IN, Larry (Michele) Gordon, Columbia City, IN and Tracy (Wendy) Biehl, Andrews, IN; brothers, Dick Boocher, South Whitley, IN and Robert (Tammy) Boocher, Pierceton, IN; sister, Marylin (James) Perryman, Portage, IN; 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.  One step son, Matthew Hill, is deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Friday, July 8, 2016 at 9:30 a.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 Roger L. Boocher, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter, 941 East 86th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240-1842. To send a private condolence to the Boocher family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • CONNIE SUE BRADLEY, 60, WARSAW, IN

     

    Connie Sue Bradley, 60, Warsaw, IN died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Parkview Randalia, Fort Wayne, IN. She was born August 7, 1955 in Warsaw, IN to Glessner "Toad" & Mae (Moore) Bradley.  She retired from Biomet, Warsaw, IN after 13 years of service.  Connie was an avid bingo player.  Her grandsons were her world.  She loved spending time with her family at family gatherings.  She is survived by her companion, Vicki S. Music, Warsaw, IN; son, Brian Bradley, Fort Wayne, IN; daughter, Megan (Fiancee, Ricardo Scarlett) Xique, Warsaw, IN; grandchildren, Hayden Xique, Xavier Xique & Carter Scarlett; brothers, Rick (Linda) Bradley, Warsaw, IN, Ronnie Bradley, North Manchester, IN, Walter (Mary) Bradley, North Manchester, IN, Bub (Crystal) Bradley, North Manchester, IN and Lee (Kim) Bradley, Claypool, IN; sisters, Bonnie (Randy) Grossman, North Manchester, IN, Diana (Curtis) Reimer, North Manchester, IN and Janet (Joe) Nelson, Warsaw, IN.  Family and friends may call Friday, July 1, 2016 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Saturday, July 2, 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 Connie Bradley, memorial contributions may be made to McKee Mortuary, to assist  the family with final expenses, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Bradley family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • OPAL E. NEES, 91, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Opal E. (Pence) Nees, 91, North Manchester, IN died at 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  She was born December 14, 1924 in South Whitley, IN to Chester & Jessie (Bolinger) Pence.  On December 26, 1964 she married John W. Nees.  He died May 31, 1974. Opal attended Salem School and Chester High School, where she graduated in 1943.  She then attended Ft. Wayne Bible College for almost 3 years and then graduated from Manchester College in 1950. Opal was licensed to the ministry by the Middle District of Indiana, Pleasant View Church of the Brethren in 1945. She was ordained to the ministry by the Northern Indiana District, Blissville Church of the Brethren in 1956 (Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI) Her first two pastorates were at Auburn, IN and the Blissville Church of the Brethren near Plymouth, IN. For 2 years she was Christian Education Director at the First Church of the Brethren (Miami Street) when it became the new Crest Manor Church in South Bend.  For 12 years she was on the Student Personnel staff and Director of Conferences at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.  In 1976, Opal returned to North Manchester to begin serving a 12 ½ year pastorate at the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren. In 1989, Opal began a series of 15 interim pastorates in Churches of the Brethren in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.  After her permanent return to North Manchester in 2003, she moved to the Timbercrest Senior Living Community. Opal was a member of Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, Liberty Mills, IN.  She is survived by two foster nephews, Douglas Bay and David Bay both of Fort Wayne, IN.  Family and friends may call Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Kelly Beutler, Pastor Carroll Petry and Pastor Joan Deeter will officiate.  Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Opal E. Nees, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.  Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Nees family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

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