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  • LOIS M. EIS, 83, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Lois M. Eis, 83, North Manchester, IN died at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at her home. She was born December 14, 1929 in North Manchester, IN to Mark & Garnett (Roach) Mansfield.  She graduated from Linlawn High School in 1947 where she was valedictorian and received a BA from Manchester College and an MA in Library Science from Ball State.  Lois was a teacher and guidance counselor at Manchester High School for 35 years and also taught at Roann, Noble Township and Ivy Tech.  She was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester, IN, a 50 year member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a member of Wabash County Retired Teachers and Laketon Lions Club. Church life was very important to her. She was a member of the Nurturing Committee at Manchester Church of the Brethren for many years and served on the board of Manchester Early Learning Center for several years.  Thru her church she helped with disaster child care. She sponsored Minoo, her foster daughter, from Iran and helped her throughout her stay and schooling at Purdue.  Lois enjoyed extensive travels and her family life was very important to her.  She loved her family. She is survived by a step son, Michael Eis, North Manchester, IN; foster daughter, Minoo Minouei, Laguna Niguel, CA; sister Mary Rohrer, North Manchester, IN; four step grandchildren, two foster grandsons, one niece, one nephew and two great nieces.   Memorial Service February 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN. Family and Friends may call one hour prior to services.  Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Lois Eis, memorial contributions may be made to Manchester Early Learning Center, 806 W. South Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • GARY D. ENYEART, 67, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Gary D. Enyeart, 67, North Manchester, IN died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in his residence. He was born February 15, 1946 in Phoenix, AZ to Stanley L. Enyeart Sr. & Opal (Branstator) Enyeart.  Gary graduated from Manchester High School class of 1964 and he served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Invensy Controls Co., North Manchester, IN after 35 years of service. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Gary is survived by his wife, Bonnie S. (Bradley) Enyeart, North Manchester, IN; one daughter, Jaime (Brad) Good, Columbia City, IN; two brothers Mark (Jan) Enyeart, North Manchester, IN and Stanley L. Enyeart Jr., North Manchester, IN;one sister, Connie (Larry) Ihnen, North Manchester, IN; four grandchildren, Finnegan Sincroft, North Manchester, IN, Logan Good, Columbia City, IN, Gavin Good, Columbia City, IN and Aiden Good, Columbia City, IN. One daughter, Hope R. Enyeart, died in 2008 and one brother, Jerry L. Enyeart, died in 2010.    Family and friends may call Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. The funeral service will be private with Pastor Chad McAtee officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Gary D. Enyeart, memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, 1515 Provident Dr., Suite 250, Warsaw, IN 46580. To send a private condolence to the Enyeart family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • REV. RAYMON E. ELLER, 102, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Rev. Raymon E. Eller, 102, North Manchester, IN died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  He was born at Salem, Virginia on March 31, 1910 to C.E. & Rebecca Martha (Henry) Eller.  On June 13, 1937 he married Rev. AnnaBelle Whitmer.  She died August 4, 2004.  Surviving are three sons; Stanley W. (Margaret Duston) Eller, Manchester, Maine; Jerry R. (Jan) Eller, Merritt Island, Florida; Rufus E. (Kathleen) Eller, Haw River, North Carolina.  One daughter, Mrs. James (Rebecca Ann) Replogle, Bridgewater, Virginia.  Eight grandchildren, Shawn (Alison) Flory Replogle, Heather (Eric) Barkey, Allyson Eller, Emily (Sait Mboob) Eller, Jessica (Christopher Fitze) Eller, Jaime (Edward Scott) Eller, Jodi (Matthew) Keene.  Eight great-grandchildren, Adin, Caleb, Tessa & Simon Replogle; Martin & Arthur Eller Fitze; Liam & Ethan Eller Scott.  Four brothers and five sisters are deceased.  Raymon was a retired clergyman with the Church of the Brethren seving in Schoolfield, VA; Bassett, VA; Dundalk, MD; Richmond, VA; York, PA; Gettysburg, OH; Wichita, KS; and Akron, OH.  In 1993 he received the Outstanding Service Award from Bridgewater College.  He was a member of International Poetry Society and wrote poetry which has been published in many books including a book of poems and proverbs published in July 2001.  His poetry is in the Library of Congress and Raymon is listed in Who's Who in Religion.  He completed seven interim pastorates since 1980.  He was a member of Church Choirs, Bethany Theological Seminary Male Quartet in 1936 and Manchester Church of the Brethren.  He was a tour host to Bible lands and Europe six times.  Services March 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN. Family and friends may call one hour prior to services at the church.  Rev. Shawn Flory Replogle and Pastor Kurt Borgmann will officiate. Burial March 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, VA.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Rev. Raymon E. Eller, memorial contributions may be amde to the Eller Endowment Scholarship Fund at Bridgewater College, 402 E. College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812 or Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Manchester Church of the Brethren, PO Box 349, North Manchester, IN 46962 or Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962. Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. To send a private condolence to the Eller family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage. 

  • BETTY LEE ENGELMAN, 93, PERU, IN

     

    Betty Lee Engelman, 93, Peru, IN died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. in her residence.  She was born at Wabash, Indiana on September 11, 1919 to James Harley & Abby E. (Grist) Garner.  On June 17, 1947 she married Marvin B. Engelman.  He died May 12, 2007.  Betty worked at Wagners in Wabash 27 years retiring in 1985 and was a volunteer at the Marion V.A. Hospital for 17 years.  She had previously worked for the A & W Drive-In and Central Cafe, both at Wabash, IN.  She was a wonderful cook and her family looked foward to her homemade noodles.  Surviving are a son, Allen (Connie) Bitzell, Greentown, IN; four daughters, Mary (Gerry) Field, Peru, IN; Susan (Ray) Wyatt, Upland, IN; Chloe (Bob) Hettmansperger, Wabash, IN and Peggy (Robin) King, Macy, IN.  One daughter, Eleanor Louise Bitzell is deceased.  Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren, and 17 great-great grandchildren.  4 brothers and 6 sisters are deceased.  She was a lifelong Wabash County resident until 2009, when she went to live with her daughters in Miami County.     Services will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, October 30, from 12 - 2 p.m. at McKee Mortuary.  Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate and burial will follow at Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Betty Lee Engelman, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Engelman family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • HAROLD KEITH ELLER, 75, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Harold Keith Eller, 75, North Manchester, IN, met his Savior at 3:12 p.m. on February 13, 2012 at home surrounded by his loved ones.  Harold was born on November 18, 1936 to Adrian and Orpha (Wolf) Eller/Miller in Delphi, IN.  On June 25, 1955 he married Ruby Kay Graybill, who survives.  Harold attended Rossville High School in Rossville, IN.  Harold was a truck driver for Blue Flame Gas, Alderman Transport, Provimi Veal and retired from Dana Corporation in 2000 having logged over a million miles.  He owned and operated Eller Leasing in Southern Ohio and owned and operated H & K Construction, building pole barns.  Harold also owned and operated Country Inn Restaurant, Shipshewana, IN with his wife in the 1970's. Harold attended Liberty Mills United Methodist Church, later going to West Eel River Church of the Brethren. He was a member of American Truckers Association, board member of home owners association in Woodhaven Estate, Sebring, FL.  Harold enjoyed aviation, held his pilot's license and loved flying the planes he used for business and pleasure.  Harold also loved spending time with his family and friends.  Surviving are his wife, Kay Eller. His children, Bryce (Debra) Eller, Port Arthur, TX; Bill (Charlene) Eller, Greenville, TX; Judy (Larry) Toy, Springport, IN; Rod (Tina) Eller, Howe, IN; Penny (Jim) Railsback, Etna Green, IN and Peggy (Mike) White, Roann, IN.  Also surviving are a brother, Wayne Miller, Gas City, IN; sister, Ethel Miller, TX; sister-in-law, Ruth Eller, Montpelier, IN.  Harold is survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Grandchildren: Rhiannon Eller, Adrian Eller, Nicole Eller, Andrea Eller, Amanda Eller, Cassie Gardner, Trevor Schneider, Ivy Railsback, Luke White, David White, Jacob White and Faith White.  Step-Grandchildren: Jeffrey Railsback, Timothy Barth and Thomas Barth.  Great Grandchildren: Kainan Eller, Kaylin Gardner.  Step Great Grandchildren: Colton Railsback, Caiden Barth, Gracelynn Barth and Brayden Barth.  Harold was preceded in death by his father, Adrian Eller, mother, Orpha Eller-Miller and brother, Arnold Eller.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 18th at 3:00 p.m. at South Pleasant Community Building, 5064 W 1400 N, North Manchester, IN.  Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 W, North Manchester, IN.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Crossroads Bank, c/o Kay Eller, 1404 State Road 114 W, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Eller family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage. 

  • DR. WILLIAM R. EBERLY, 84, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Dr. William Robert Eberly, 84, North Manchester, IN died Thursday, July 28, 2011 at his summer home on Big Chapman Lake, Warsaw, IN.  He was born in North Manchester, IN on October 4, 1926 to John H. & Ollie (Heaston) Eberly.  On June 30, 1946 he married Eloise Whitehead.  She survives.  Also surviving are three daughters, Diana (Barry) Bucher, North Manchester, IN; Brenda (Tom) Horein, Elkhart, IN; Sandra (John) Wenger, Harrisonburg, VA.  Ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Two brothers, Wayne (Wilda) Eberly, Palmyra, PA and J. David (Ann) Eberly, Hagerstown, MD.  He graduated from Huntington High School in 1944 and received his Bachelors degree from Manchester College in 1948.  Following graduation, he taught music and science in the public school for five years.  He received his Masters Degree and Ph.D.from Indiana University and in 1955 joined the faculty of Manchester College as a professor in the biology department.   In 1963 he was invited as a visiting scientist to the Institute of Limnology at the University of Uppsala in Sweden.  He also served as past president of Indiana Academy of Sciences.  He started the Environmental Studies program at Manchester College in 1972 and served as its director until his retirement 1992, developing a program for outdoor education at the Koinonia Nature Preserve for public school and college students.  He served on the Indiana Pesticide Review Board representing limnologists of the State of Indiana and received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Gov. Robert Orr in 1983 for his strong advocacy for environment concerns.  Dr. Eberly was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren.  As an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren, he had served many congregations, including Pleasant View Church of the Brethren in South Whitley, Roann Church of the Brethren in Roann, and Buffalo Church of the Brethren in Buffalo, Indiana.  He also served on the Church of the Brethren General Board for two terms and was Annual Conference Secretary for ten years.  In 1980 he served as moderator of the denomination.  He was also a former instructor in church history for Bethany Seminary.  He had a passion for genealogy, history, and research.  As a result he had authored and edited many books, most recently, The Story of the Natural Sciences at Manchester College.  He was a member of the Brethren Encyclopedia Board of Directors from 1985-2008.   He was a member and immediate past president of the North Manchester Historical Society where he played a significant role in developing and expanding the Center for History on Main Street in North Manchester.  In addition to his many life accomplishments, Dr. Eberly was an avid fisherman, photographer, and collector.  He loved his family and his Church.  He will be remembered for his kindness, his gentle demeanor, and his strong faith.  A memorial service celebrating the life of Dr. William Robert Eberly will be held August 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN.  His family will receive friends at the church following the service.  Private burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN. Final care has been entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.   For those wishing to honor the memory of Dr. Eberly, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. William R. Eberly Scholarship Fund at Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962;  The Center for History, 120 E. Main Street, North Manchester, IN 46962;  Heifer Project International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 7220; or Timbercrest Senior Living Community Charitable Assistance Fund, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Eberly family, click the Condolence link on the home page.

  • HELEN A. EVANS, 89, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Helen A. Evans, 89, North Manchester, IN died at 3:02 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center.  She was born at Girard, Illinois on March 26, 1922 to Wilbur H. & Ada M. (Gibson) Brubaker.  On December 22, 1944 she married T. Quentin Evans.  He died November 18, 2007.  Surviving are two daughters, Gail (Bob Knechel) Evans, Traverse City, MI and Kay Evans Ball, South Bend, IN; four grandchildren, Shane Knechel, Lafayette, IN, Tracy (Will) Sturgis, Dayton, OH, Jason (Heidi) Ball, Lansing, MI and Laura (Leon Zinn) Ball, Chicago, IL and six great-grandchildren.  Helen graduated from Manchester College in 1944.  She taught Sunday School for many years at Manchester Church of the Brethren where she was also a mentor to young people and a Stephen Minister.  She was a former member of the College Womens Club.  Charter member of ACME (Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment), where she assisted her husband with workshops and retreats throughout the Church of the Brethren from 1973-1983.  She was a hospice volunteer and a homemaker in the complete sense of the word.  She created a beautiful and nurturing environment for her family.  Services will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, IN.  Friends and family may call at the chapel from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Arrangements have been entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate and burial will be in Manchester Church of the Brethren Memorial Graden at a later date.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Helen Evans, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Evans family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • HAROLD F. ENYEART, 86, MURFREESBORO, TN

     

    Harold F. Enyeart, 86, Murfreesboro, TN and formerly of Disko, IN died at Friday, February 25, 2011 at 9:31 a.m. (CST) in his residence.  He was born in Wabash County, Indiana on December 3, 1924 to Vernon & Bertha (Brown) Enyeart.  On May 22, 1959 he married Carolyn A. Ihnen.  She survives.  Also surviving are four sons, Rick (Carol) Enyeart, North Manchester, IN: Gerald (Barb) Enyeart, Somerset, KY; Randy Enyeart, Gilead, IN; Harold E. (Mary) Enyeart, Silver Lake, IN.  Three daughters, Mrs. David (Amanda) Bradley, Roann, IN; Mrs. James (Sandie) Brown, Murfreesboro, TN; Mrs. Tom (Linda) Torpy, Claypool, IN.  Fourteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.  Two sisters, Eva Pratt, Laketon, IN and Mrs. Frank (Gladys) Marker, Warsaw, IN.  One son, Robert Enyeart, four brothers and one sister are deceased.  Harold retired in 1986 after 40 years employment with Manchester Foundry.   Services will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 W, North Manchester, IN. Friends and family may call on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary.  Pastor Ed French will officiate and burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Harold F. Enyeart, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. To send a private condolence to the Enyeart family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

  • RICHARD A. ECKERT, 76, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Richard A. Eckert, 76, North Manchester, IN died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Janaury 23, 2011 in Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, IN.  He was born June 26, 1934 in Warsaw, Indiana to Charles F. "Cappie" & Frances E. (Krauter) Eckert.  On January 1, 1953 he married Darlene Michael.  She survives.  Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Pat) Leavell, Rochester, IN; two sons, Mike (Janet) Eckert, Birchwood, WI and Chuck Eckert, Sidney, IN.  Eight grandchildren, Kim (Mark Seng) Brown, Lafayette, IN / Shane Leavell, Louisville, KY / Heather Leavell, Rochester, IN / D.J. Eckert, Warsaw, IN / Tammy (Russ) Binkley, Silver Lake, IN / Kyle Baird, Birchwood, WI / Kena Baird, Milwaukee, WI / Erica (Joel) Garber, North Manchester, IN.  Twelve great-grandchildren.  Five sisters, Mrs. Gene (Sharon) Wright, Greenwood, IN / Sonya Hoffman, New Haven, IN / Mrs. Mike (Janet) Elwood, North Webster, IN / Janice Bradtmiller, Ft. Wayne, IN / Mrs. Kirby (Jody) Brown, Van Wert, OH.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Dick was a 1952 graduate of Sidney High School and was a salesman & manager for Moorman Feed Co. for 32 years.  He was an active member and deacon of the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren.  He was a great husband, father and grandfather and spent much of his time helping family, friends and those in need.  He also enjoyed fishing.  Services will be held Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, 71 N. Third Street, Liberty Mills, IN.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 1 - 3 p.m. & 4 - 8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.  Pastor Kelly Beutler and Pastor Erin Huiras will officiate and burial will follow in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, IN.    For those who wish to honor the memory of Dick Eckert, memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren Building Fund.  To send a private condolence to the family, use the condolence link on the Homepage.

  • MARY JANE "JANIE" ENGLE, 74, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Mary Jane "Janie" Engle, 74, North Manchester, IN, died at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN. She was born July 27, 1936 in North Manchester, IN to Clarence & Josephine (Hare) Middleton. She graduated from Central High School, North Manchester, IN class of 1954. On February 26, 1984 she married Francis Glen Engle. Janie worked at Controls, North Manchester, IN for 34 years retiring in 1998.  She was a member of Congregational Christian Church, Women of the Moose #866 and American Legion Auxiliary Post 286 all of North Manchester, IN. She is survived by her husband, Francis Glen Engle, North Manchester, IN; one son, Steven Ulrey, Indianapolis, IN; one daughter, Jo Beth (Steve) Swisher, North Manchester, IN; two step sons, Glen Edwin (Beth) Engle, North Manchester, IN and Craig Allen Engle, Wabash, IN; two grandchildren, three step grandchildren, one great grandchild and four step great grandchildren.  Two brothers are deceased.  Services will be Monday, November 1, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 W, North Manchester, IN. Friends and family may call Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 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 Janie Engle, memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the family, use the Condolence link on the Homepage.

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