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  • RODDIE LEE SIZEMORE, 68, SILVER LAKE, IN

     

    Roddie Lee Sizemore, 68, Silver Lake, IN died at 2:22 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 in his residence.  He was born February 10, 1946 in Logan County, WV to Thomas Jefferson & Ruth Cleo (Adams) Sizemore.  He served in the Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  On March 17, 1964 he married Phyllis Blankenship.  Roddie was a business owner, deputy sheriff, factory worker, security guard, firefighter and worked at Pathfinders.  He was an avid gardener, carpenter and chef.  He was also a doting grandfather and great grandfather.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Sizemore, Silver Lake, IN; one son, Roderick Sizemore, Silver Lake, IN; four daughters, Tammy Sizemore Stanley, Silver Lake, IN; Robin (Bill) Sizemore Burchfield, Laketon, IN, Drema (Barry) Sizemore Drudge, North Manchester, IN and Cherokee Sizemore, Silver Lake, IN; two brothers, Eugene Sizemore, North Manchester, IN and Randall Sizemore, Logan, WV; thirteen grandchildren, Rosenea, Broderick, Christina, Jessica, Megan, Zack, Mia, Adian "Yetti", Damien, Veronica, Adrienne, Delani and John Boy and seven great grandchildren, Destiny, Riley, Damien, "Rad Knite" Sizemore, Autumn, Gregory and Phoebe.  Two sons, one brother and one sister are deceased.  Family and friends may call Monday, December 22, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Services Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Kelly Beutler and Pastor Erin Hurias will officiate.  Burial will be in Laketon Cemetery, Laketon, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Sizemore family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • DALE D. YOUNG, 55, PERU, IN

     

    Dale D. Young, 55, Peru, IN died Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:05 p.m. in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, IN.  He was born in Wabash, IN on January 22, 1959 to Leroy & Alonda (Ford) Young.  He was a Union Brick Mason and enjoyed his work as a brick mason.  He married Victoria L. Hedden in 2007. She survives.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish.  In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Melissa Ann Messmer, Warsaw, IN and Kristie Lee Young, Churubusco, IN; one step son, Travis Lee, Jacksonville, FL; one step daughter, Amber Lee, Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Rory L. Young, South Whitley, IN; three daughters, Melody LaShelle, Berea, KY, Tina Moore, Columbia City, IN and Lauralee Bankston, Canton, TX and five grandchildren. One son, Michael D. Young, is deceased.  Family and friends may call Friday, December 19, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:00 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 Dale D. Young, 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 Young family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • JAMES L. STEWART, 83, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    James L. Stewart, 83, North Manchester, IN died at 7:25 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  He was born November 16, 1931 in Laketon, IN to Russell & Lucille (Hill) Stewart. He graduated from Central High School, North Manchester, IN in 1949.  He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1952, serving until 1956. He was stationed in Korea, Japan and Okinawa during his tours of duty where he proudly served his country.  On May 3, 1958 he married Barbara J. Coldren in North Manchester, IN.  He was employed with Warner Corporation where he retired in 1991 as General Manager.  He was then employed for 2 years with Montel Livestock Equipment, retiring in 1993.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #286, a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1418, North Manchester, IN and a lifetime member of the VFW, Post 286, Wabash, IN.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Stewart, North Manchester, IN; one son, Stephen J. Stewart and his wife, Nancy Stewart, of Marco Island, FL; one brother, Robert D. Stewart, North Manchester, IN; and many nieces and nephews.  One half brother, Louis Stewart of Chicago, IL is deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN and one hour prior to service on Friday.  Services will be Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Richard Tracy, Pastor Ron Burns and Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of James L. Stewart, memorial contributions may be made to American Legion/Halderman Park Memorial, 215 East Main Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Stewart family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • MARGARET M. "MARGIE" PETRY, 84, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Margaret M. "Margie" Petry, 84, North Manchester, IN, 84, North Manchester, IN died at 6:55 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  She was born August 10, 1930 in Akron, OH to Joseph Clyde & Rachel Merle (Barr) James.  Growing up in a woods, she became an animal lover and amateur artist. Later in life, she continued her love for animals and was both an accomplished fisherperson and a professional artist.  Her artwork is proudly on display in the homes of family and friends all over this country and in Nigeria, West Africa, where she and her husband were missionaries from 1963-1969. Many of her works are found at Camp Alexander Mack, where the newest Church of the Brethren mural was conceived, created, completed and signed by her.  She married her high school sweetheart, Kaydo, on August 20, 1950, and supported him while he completed four years at Manchester College and three more at Bethany Seminary, then in Chicago, Illinois. After leaving Bethany, they pastored at Spring Creek, IN Church of the Brethren; Batavia, IL, Church of the Brethren; and Wabash, IN, Church of the Brethren before heading for the Nigerian mission field.  When they returned, they pastored at the Eel River, IN Church of the Brethren, and Margie finished up her four-year college degree at Manchester College just a year before her eldest child followed her lead! She then became a high school art teacher for seventeen years, teaching at two area high schools: Caston1973-1979 and Northfield 1979-1991.  She earned both her Master’s degree and a life teaching license during the course of her teaching years.  Margie enjoyed laughing, singing hymns, comforting animals, reveling in the world’s beauty, and showing love to her family and friends.  Margie was a loving, devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother as well as an excellent, dedicated teacher and kind, generous friend to the many she knew. She was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester, IN.  She is survived by her husband, Carroll "Kaydo" Petry, North Manchester, IN; one son, Daniel Mark (Amy) Petry, Bristol, IN; two daughters, Dianne Louise (Rich) Wion, North Manchester, IN and Darlene Kay (Doug) Miller, Dillsburg, PA; one brother, Glenn E. (Ida Jean) James, Akron, OH; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  One great grandchild and one sister are deceased.  Memorial Service will be  December 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N. Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Pastor Kurt Borgmann and Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.  For those who would like to honor the memory of Margie Petry, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, Charitable Assistance Fund, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Petry family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • ABIGAIL RINEARSON HEATH, 36, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Abigail Rinearson Heath, 36, North Manchester, IN died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2013 in her residence.  She was born September 11, 1978 in Wabash County, IN to Don & Kathy (Stieglitz) Rinearson.  She graduated from Manchester High School, North Manchester, IN in 1997. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Human Resources and a B.S. in Occupational Leadership Supervision.  She was a member of the Purdue Debate Team and Tri Kappa.  She attended First Brethren Church, North Manchester, IN.  She was a mother and Human Resource Director.  She is survived by her parents, Don & Kathy Rinearson, Rancho Viejo, TX; two sons, Trevor & Carson Heath, North Manchester, IN; one daughter, Savannah Heath, North Manchester, IN; one brother, Rudy Rinearson, Rancho Viejo, TX and maternal grandmother, Beverly Stieglitz, Warsaw, IN.  Services will be Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Kurt Stout will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Abigail Rinearson Heath, memorial contributions may be made to the Heath Children Education Fund c/o Bippus State Bank, 106 West Street, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Heath family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • JAMES H. VEATCH, 80, PERU, IN

     

    James H. Veatch, 80, Peru, IN died at 1:24 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN.  He was born February 17, 1934 in Bloomfield, IN to William & Olive (Roach) Veatch.  He graduated from Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, IN in 1951 where he held the record for the cross-country mile run for over forty years.  He served in the US Army in Vietnam.  On March 17, 1957 he married Jean I. Mowrer. She died April 28, 1990.  He retired from Eaton Controls, North Manchester, IN in 1994 after 30 years of service as a Quality Control Inspector.  He wrote articles for the magazine "Right Here" which was published in Indiana and his articles were also published in the News Journal of North Manchester, IN.  He is survived by one son, Joseph H. (Jannette Strasser) Veatch, Wabash, IN; two daughters, Jill E. (Don) Davidson, Edgewood, NM and Judy K. (Brian) Good, Greentown, IN; one brother, Bernard (Betty) Veatch, Bloomfield, IN; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Veatch family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • JOE CONRAD, 88, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Joe Conrad, 88, North Manchester, IN died at 1:31 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.  He was born May 4, 1926 in Wabash County, IN to Lloyd & Eva (Unger) Conrad. He was co-owner of Manchester Lanes 1957-1974 and an independent truck driver 1974-1997 for Parkan, Piper Trucking, Peerless Racing and Delco Remy. He retired in 1997. During his driving career he hauled the cars of Paul Newman, Walter Peyton, Jack Baldwin, Scott Sharp and Scott Goodyear. He was a member of First Brethren Church, North Manchester, IN, American Legion Post 286, Moose Lodge and Deming Lodge #88, F&AM, North Manchester, IN and Shriners, Fort Wayne, IN. He Graduated in 1944 from Laketon High School, Laketon, IN and served in the US Marines 1952-1954. On August 19, 1955 he married Madeline (Bush) Ulrey.  She died May 23, 1996.  He is survived by one son, Barry (Vikki) Conrad, Marion, IN; two daughters, Sally (Ralph "Sonny") James, North Manchester, IN and Sara (Richard) Whitinger, Warsaw, IN; six grandchildren, Sonya James, Heather Schannep, Anthony Sanson, Wendy Metzger, Natalie Grizzle and Kayla Jo Correll and four great great grandchildren.  One sister, Ethel Mae Butterbaugh, died in 1970.   Family and friends may call Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Masonic Service will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at McKee Mortuary.  Services will be Monday, December 8, 2014 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 Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Joe Conrad, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.  To send a private condolence to the Conrad family, use the condolence link on the homepage.

  • SANDRA L. ENYART, 57, Warsaw, IN

     

    Sandra L. Enyart, 57, Warsaw, IN died at 7:28 a.m. Friday, November 28, 2014 in her residence.  She was born October 9, 1957 in South Bend, IN to Daniel C. & Joyce L. (Clingaman) Stanton.  She is survived by her mother, Joyce L. Stanton, North Manchester, IN; two sons, John J. (Greta) Enyart, Dugger, IN and Parker A. (Shanda) Enyeart, Wabash, IN; four brothers, Herbert "Eugene" Stanton, Warsaw, IN, John B. (Beth) Stanton, North Manchester, IN, Kenneth R. Stanton, Silver Lake, IN and Daniel C. Stanton Jr., North Manchester, IN; four sisters, Deborah J. (Mike) Mefford, North Manchester, IN, Mary J. (Ed) Richards, Warsaw, IN, Rebecca (John) Hetzner, North Manchester, IN and Sherie D. Hovenden, Warsaw, IN and five grandchildren.  One son, Adam J. Enyart, is deceased.  Graveside services will be held at a later date in Five Corners Cemetery, Macy, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Sandra L. Enyart, memorial contributions may be given to assist the family with final expenses to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Enyart family, use the condolence link on the homepage. 

  • ANDREW LESTER, 62, North Manchester, IN

     Andrew Lester, 62, North Manchester, IN died at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN.  He was born January 17, 1952 to Lawrence and Okie (Bailey) Lester.  He married Marilyn Sue Ross Pennington on March 20, 1982, she survives.  He is also survived by three sons; Jason Lester, Goshen, IN, Jeremy Lester, North Manchester, and Jeff Lester,; 1 step son Christopher (Jami) Pennington, Leo, IN; three brothers, Jerry (Martha) Lester, North Manchester, Ray (Debra) Lester, Bremen, IN, and Randy (Carrie) Lester, North Manchester; four sisters, Pauline (Max) Cordill, North Manchester, Janie (Jim) Combs, Silver Lake, IN, Nadine (Rick) Cripe, Laketon, IN and Cathy (Jack) Rupley, North Manchester; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters.  He was in the U.S. Army and had attended the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester.  He enjoyed attending meetings of the Miami Indians, and was a member of the Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow Committee, Columbia City, IN.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and working on cars.  Funeral services will be Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the McKee Mortuary with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Lagro Cemetery, Lagro, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN  46962 to assist the family with final expenses. To send a private condolence to the Lester family, use the condolence link on the homepage. 

  • JANET L. (HARE) CLARK, 77, BRADENTON, FL

     

    Janet L. (Hare) Clark, 77, Bradenton, FL died November 12, 2014 in Bradenton.  She was born June 12, 1937 in North Manchester, IN to James R. & Victoria (Correll) Hare.  She was a 1955 graduate of Central High School and a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Bradenton.  She married Richard Clark and he preceded her in death January 17, 2013.  She is survived by 2 step sons, a step daughter, her siblings; Joan Luckenbill, Sarasota, FL; Gary (Mary Ann) Hare, Cypress, TX; Becky (Charles) Evans, Bradenton, FL and Lois Stanger, North Manchester, IN; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Memorial service is Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 1805 30th Ave. W, Bradenton, FL.  Pastor Joey Mimbs will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Janet Clark, memorial contributions may be made to Bethel  Baptist Church.  To send a private condolence to Janet's family, use the condolence link on the homepage. 

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