FUNERAL OF LIEUT. BROWN (by Star Special Service)

Naval Officer is Buried With Military Honors at Logansport

Logansport, Ind., Dec. 11.- With military honors, the body of the late Lieut. Morris Brown, of the United States navy, who died Tuesday in Washington, D.C., was conducted here Saturday. When the body arrived it was viewed by many friends at the home of the parents of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Brown. [SOURCE: The Muncie Morning Star; December 12, 1904] Transcribed by DJ Faust, contact for info on copies.


Vengeance of Italian Secret Society Suspected in Logansport Crime

Fellow Countryman is Engaged in the Search for the Supposed Assasin.

Logansport, Ind., Dec. 11.- The police are positive that John Maze, whose body, mutilated by two gunshot wounds, was found in the bushes along the Wabash river yesterday, was the victim of the vengeance of an Italian secret society and that his slayer is a man marked for death by the same secret organization.

Among the papers found in Maze's pocket was a note written in Italian, but so bloodstained as to be indecipherable. The signature, a rudely drawn hand, the inhabitants of the local Italian colony interpret to indicate a command or warning from the Black Hand society.

Shortly after the discovery of the body, John Ballamo, an Italian, known to be unacquainted with either Maze or Bibo, appeared at the police station and assumed direction of the search for Nicholas Bibo, suspected of having knowledge of Maze's death. Ballamo left at once for Peru, saying that he was confident of finding Bibo and that he would prosecute his search to Boston, Mass.

Logansport's Italian settlement is large and a factor in politics. [SOURCE: The Muncie Morning Star; December 12, 1904] Transcribed by DJ Faust, contact for info on copies.

Obituary: Columbus Daily Advocate, Columbus Daily Advocate, Tues. Evening Sept 28, 1919 p1

"Micagah Francis Jones was born April 31, 1831 in Cass county, Ind., where Logansport now stands and died August 30, 1909, at the ripe age of 78 years, 4 months and 27 days. Funeral was conducted at the house by Leroy Thronburg. Interment at Timber Hill cemetery.

His parents, Eli and Diana Jones, came to Indiana from North Carolina and were among the early settlers. Micagah early in life at the age of 17 years was converted and joined the Friends. He was married to Lidia A. Hudson August 5, 1853. To this union were born six children, of whom Daton Jones and Mrs. Lena Prawl are still living. In April, 1870, he with his family came to Kansas. Here his wife died February 5, 1877. October 29, 1879, he was married to Martha A. Burgess. To which union were born three children, Mrs. Myrtle Myall of Joplin, Mo., Lisco Jones of Timber Hill and Miss Marguerite Jones who teaches in the Columbus city schools.

Micagah was well known not only at Timber Hill, but also at Lowell, Kan. His trade was blacksmithing which he enjoyed until the last several years he had been a sufferer and invalid.

He leaves a wife, five children and grandchildren besides many friends to mourn his departure."

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Obituary: Modern Light Thurs. Sept 30, 1909 p8

"Micajah Francis Jones was born April 31, 1831 in Cass county, Ind., where Logansport now stands and died August 30, 1909, at the ripe age of 78 years, 4 months and 27 days. His parents, Eli S. and Diana Jones, went to Indiana from North Carolina and were among the early settlers there.

Micajah early in life was converted and became a member of the Friends church. He was August 5, 1853. (sic should be' married to Lydia A. Hudson') To this union was born 6 children, two of which are still living.

He with his family in April 1870 moved to Kates. Here his wife died February 5, 1877. October 29, 1879, he was married to Martha Burgess, to which union three children were born, Myrtle Myall of Joplin, Lisco Jones who lives at Timber Hill and Miss Margaret Jones who teaches at Columbus.

He leaves a wife, five children and grandchildren besides many friends to mourn his departure.

The funeral was conducted by Leroy Thronburg at the house and interment in the Timber Hill cemetery."

Transcribed and submitted by: Marcia Snyder

from a Pulaski Co newspaper; November 16, 1905:

Frank Brown, more familiarly known as "Beecher," died at 12 o'clock last night at St. Joseph's hospital in Logansport. The remains will be brought to Star City, his former home, this evening, and will be taken to the home of his brother Harry. The funeral will be held Saturday, with interment in the Mull cemetery.

Frank was injured on the railroad about two weeks ago. He was braking, and was on top of a car at Bradford, Ohio. As the train rounded the big curve there he fell off, alighting on his back across the rail of a side track. His back was broken, and his legs were paralyzed from that injury. He was brought to the hospital, and had been reported getting along, so the announcement of his death came as a surprise. He was thirty-six years old, and leaves a widow and one child.

Transcribed and submitted by: Marcia Snyder

Obituary - September 18, 1879

Mr. William Jamison, a well known and very highly respected resident of Harrison township, this county, died yesterday, (Wednesday) at noon, of congestion of the brain. This announcement will sadden many hearts that were knit to the deceased by his honorable life, and manly qualities. He was an old resident of this county, and one of its most successful and highly esteemed citizens. More than thirty years ago, he bought a wild land farm in Harrison township and settled down there to make his home and it was a beautiful home place that he builded up around him--a little Paradise on earth. It seemed to the passing eye that he was prepared for the quiet and peace of a good and restful old age, but alas! Death claimed him, and like one of old, he saw the "promised land." He was a true, good man, however, and those who mourn his death may hope that it is well with him. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Friday) at Indian Creek Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. A. Adams.

Transcribed and submitted by: Christopher Jamison, Phoenix, AZ "Here is the obituary of my 2nd great grandfather. This is from an original clipping found in our old family bible."

Obituary: Logansport Journal Wed. Sept. 9, 1908 p.6

Mrs. Hannah Miller, 85, mother of Mrs. Peter Schrader, died at the home of her daughter, 305 west Broadway Sunday. The deceased was a native of France, came to Logansport in 1857. Two children survive her, Edward Miller(sic - should be Rioth), Kokomo and Mrs. Schrader this city. There are thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's church, conducted by Father Kroeger.

McCloskey - Hamilton - Gundrum Funeral Home Record, Logansport, IN - Miller, Hannah, W. Broadway, d. 9/6/1908, Logansport, a. 84, b. 11/13/?, Germany, sp. Herman Miller, decs'd., c. St. Vincent, surv.: Ch; Mrs. P. J. Schrader, City. Ed. Rioth, Kokomo.

Transcribed and submitted by: Debby Beheler "This is the obituary of my second great grandmother."

Ulysses S. Finney

Ulysses S. Finney, 80, Peru Route 5, died at Dukes hospital at 7:15 p.m. Thursday following an eight-week illness. He had been a patient at the hospital for four weeks. Death was attributed to complications.

A lifelong resident of Miami county, Mr. Finney has been employed for the past nine years as a farm laborer for Albert Kunkle in Butler township.

He was born near Bunker Hill, July 3, 1867, a son of Stephen and Mary (Lorton) Finney. He was married on Jan. 1, 1888, to Savilla Wininger of Galveston, who preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 1945.

Mr. Finney was a member of the Mt. Zion church-near-Galveston.

Surviving are seven children, Ray, San Antonio, Texas; Edgar, Anderson; George W., Provo, Utah; Mrs. Mary Appleton and Alfred Finney, both of Galveston; and Mrs. Princess Baugher and Miss Marjorie Finney, both of Kokomo; a sister, Mrs. Frank Baker, Logansport; ten grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. A son, Leo, one brother and a sister preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the Wise funeral home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending receipt of word from the sons in Texas and Utah.

Peru Daily Tribune; Friday, Feb 13, 1948; Page 2, col 2.; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly COMMENT: He is buried in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Miami Co., IN


Funeral services for Ulysses S. Finney were held from Mt. Zion church, two miles east of Galveston Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. Verlin Kling officiating. Interment in Springdale cemetery, west of Bunker Hill, under the direction of the Wise funeral home in Peru.

Peru Republican; Friday, February 20, 1948; page 6, column 1; Transcribed and submitted by Nancy Kelly


Funeral services for Mrs. Savilla Finney, aged 77 years and a native of Miami county, will be conducted from the Galveston Methodist church Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry M. Jones, officiating. Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery.

Mrs. Finney, who had resided in Miami county until 1927, died at 11:50 p.m., Thursday at her home in Galveston after an extended illness of heart disease. Her condition had been critical only two days.

She was born east of Galveston in Miami county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Winninger. [should be Wininger] She was a member of the Mt. Zion church but since moving to Galveston had attended the Galveston Methodist church.

Surviving are seven children. Lt. Col, Ray Finney, of San Antonio, Texas, Ned, of Anderson, George, of Monclova, Old Mexico, Mrs. Mary Appleton, of Indianapolis and former teacher in Peru schools, Alfred E. Finney, Galveston, Miss Marjorie Finney, at home and who is a teacher in the Kokomo schools, and Mrs. Princess Baugher of Kokomo; one brother, P. [should be G.] W. Winninger, [should be Wininger] of Galveston; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Zehring of Bennetts Switch, Mrs. Della Zehring of Center; Mrs. Margaret Mills of South Dakota and Mrs. Rilla Mills, of Miami; eight grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. One son, Leo, died in 1938.

The body was removed the [to] the Thomas funeral home in Galveston and it will be returned to the late residence Saturday evening where friends may call after 7:30 p. m.

Peru Daily Tribune, Saturday, August 18, 1945; page 2, column 4; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly COMMENT: Sevilla is the former wife of Ulysses Finney (divorced).


Rites for Mrs. Dora Wininger, wife of G.W. Wininger, Galveston farmer, were held from the Galveston Methodist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Bryant Howard, pastor, in charge, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Carmichael. Burial was in the Galveston cemetery. Mrs. Wininger, 66 years old, died at 11 p.m. Saturday. A native of Kentucky, most of her life had been spent near Galveston.

Surviving with the husband are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Stuart, Galveston, and Mrs. Joe Delo, Kokomo, and two stepsons.

Peru Republican, Friday, April 3, 1942; Page 6, column 4; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly COMMENT: Her marker says she died Mar 14, 1942 which is several weeks before the obit, but I just checked my original source and I guess that is correct and March 14, was a Saturday.


Galveston, Ind., April 5- Michael B. Wininger, prominent farmer, died at his home, east of Galveston, Monday night. He had been ill about two weeks of complications.

He had resided all of his life on the farm where he passed away. [Deer Creek Twp., Miami County]

Surviving are the widow, Ida, and seven daughters, Mrs. Lulu M. Sharp, Bennetts Switch; Mrs. Carrie Herrell, Toledo, O.; Mrs. Lillie C. Peter, Galveston, and Mrs. Isabel Rickard, Mrs. Ethel Durr, Mrs. Lora M. Abbott and Mrs. Dorothy E. Williams, all of Kokomo, and a son, Benjamin F. Wininger, Brazil.

Also surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Mollie [aka Mary Ann] Wilson [should be Willson], Galveston; Mrs. Margaret Mills, South Dakota; Mrs. Ruth Zehring, Bennetts Switch; Mrs. Cinderella Mills, Miami; Mrs. Savilla Finney, Center and a brother, G.W. Wininger, Galveston.

Rites were conducted from Mt. Zion church Thursday with burial in Galveston cemetery.

Peru Republican, Friday April 15, 1938; page 6, column 2; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly


[should be Wininger]

The funeral services of Mrs. Ida Belle Winninger [should be Wininger], widow of Michael B. Winninger [should be Wininger], who died at her home in Galveston, Sunday morning, due to a heart ailment, were held in the Baptist church at Galveston Tuesday afternoon. Burial in the cemetery near that city.

Mrs. Wininger was born near Galveston, in Cass county, May 24, 1863, a daughter of Samuel and Catherine Kepner. She was united in marriage with Mr. Wininger Oct. 30, 1881, and to this union ten children were born.

Two children, Ruth and Harvey, died in childhood, and another daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Rickard, died Nov. 8, 1942. Mr. Wininger died April 4, 1938.

Mr. and Mrs. Wininger lived all of their married life on their farm between Bennetts and Galveston, and following Mr. Wininger's death she moved to Galveston. She was a member of the Galveston Baptist church.

Survivors include seven children: Mrs. Lulu Sharp of Kokomo, Route 3: Mrs. Carrie Herrell, of Toledo; Frank Wininger of Bloomington: Mrs. Lillie Peters of Galveston; Mrs. Ethel Durr, Mrs. Laura Abbott and Mrs. Dorothy Williams, all of Kokomo; 32 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Flora Culver of Kokomo; four brothers, John Kepner of Kokomo; Frank Kepner of Tacoma, Wash.; David Kepner of Galveston and Warren Kepner of Birmingham, Ala., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Peru Republican; Friday, April 30, 1943; page 8, columns 7 & 8; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly


GALVESTON -- Funeral services for Warren Wininger, 80, of here will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Thomas and Goodier Funeral Home. Burial will be in Galveston Cemetery. Friends may call anytime.

Mr. Wininger died at the St. Joseph Nursing Home in Logansport at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.

His marriage was to Blanche Gordon who died in 1957.

Survivors include a son, Charles of R.R. 3, Kokomo; two daughters, Betty Osborne and Norma Walker, both of R.R. 3, Kokomo; one brother, Calvin Wininger of North Carolina; a sister, Miss Mary Wininger of Galveston; 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was a World War I veteran.

Peru Daily Tribune; Thursday, May 29, 1969; page 2, column 5; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly

Mary Alice Balsbaugh

PERU -- Services for Mary Alice Balsbaugh, 80, of Peru, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.

She died at 12:56 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at her residence.

Born April 15, 1924, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of Charles and Nettie Yankee Lutz. She was married on Oct. 4, 1942, in Twelve Mile United Methodist Church, to Elbert L. Balsbaugh, who died June 5, 1997.

A 1942 graduate of Twelve Mile High School, Mrs. Balsbaugh was a homemaker.

She was a member of New Waverly United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Wray and her husband, Rodney, Peru, and Sheila Swartzell and her husband, Gary, Logansport; four grandchildren, Jeff Wray, Russiaville, Brad Wray, Kokomo, Beth Lewis and her husband, Jeremy, Galveston, and Dustin Swartzell, Logansport; one great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Lewis; one sister, Vera Jean Miller and her husband, Harold, Fairland; one half sister, Charlotte Willis and her husband, Grady, Charlotte, N.C.; one half brother, C. L. Lutz and his wife, Becky, Peru; and stepmother, Ruth Lutz, Peru.

Her parents and a son, Charles, who died in 1957, preceded in death.

Pastor Carl Davis will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Twelve Mile.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Guardian Angel Hospice and New Waverly United Methodist Church.

Logansport Pharos-Tribune Sunday, August 22, 2004


Deer Creek Resident in Nursing
Home Four Years.

The funeral services for Mrs. Cinderella [should be Cinderilla] Mills, 88, widow of the late Dr. E. Mills were held Thursday, July 3rd at 2 o'clock in the Thomas Funeral Home at Galveston and burial was in the Galveston cemetery.

Mrs. Mills died at the Peru Nursing Home Monday. She had been a resident there four and one-half years.

Mrs. Mills was born in Deer Creek township, July 3, 1863, a daughter of G.W. and Cinderella [should be Cindrilla] Wininger. She was a member of Mt. Zion Christian church.

Survivors include one daughter Mrs. W.H. Russell, Route 3, Kokomo; two sons, Deck, of Miami and William C. of Peru: two sisters, Mrs. Della Zehring, Center, Ind., and Mrs. A. F. Mills, Lafayette, Calif.: five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Dr. Mills died in 1929, and a son, Harrison Mills, died in March, 1952.

Peru Republican; Friday, July 11, 1952; page 8, column 1; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly

Dr. Edwin A. Mills

Dr. Edwin A. Mills, well known retired physician of Miami, died Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Russell, southeast of Bennetts. He had been in failing health for some months. Funeral services were held from the Russell home Tuesday morning. The Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave in Galveston cemetery.

The deceased was 68 years of age. He was a native of Ohio and came to Miami county with his parents when a boy. For many years he was engaged in medical practice at Miami and Cassville, retiring several years ago.

Surviving are the widow, four children, four brothers, one sister and five grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Russell of near Bennetts Switch; Harrison Mills of Kokomo; William C. and Deck Mills of Miami. The brothers are Alonzo Mills of Wawl, S. D.; Joseph Mills of Galveston and Calvin and John Mills of Kokomo, and the sister is Mrs. Emma Drinkwater of Kokomo.

Dr. Mills held memberships in the Masonic and Woodmen lodges. The Amboy Independent; Friday, November 1, 1929; page 1, column 2; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly


Funeral service for William Mills 68, retired farmer who died suddenly at his home, 122 W. Fifth, early Monday, will be held from the Eikenberry funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Galveston cemetery.

Mr. Mills moved to Peru about three years ago from the Miami community. He was born in Cassville April 14, 1886, the son of Dr. Edwin A. and Cinderella [should be Cinderilla] (Wininger) Mills. He was married June 12, 1912 to Esther Stedman, who died Oct. 1, 1944.

Surviving are a son, James E. Mills, of New York City and one brother, Deck Mills, Miami. Mr. Mills was a member of the Miami Methodist church and Miami Masonic lodge.

Friends may call at the funeral home. Peru Daily Tribune; Tuesday, December 7, 1954; page 2, column 3; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly


Final rites for Deck Mills, 71, Miami, were to be held Friday, Sept. 27, at the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, followed by burial in the Galveston Cemetery.

The deceased had lived in Miami for 65 years, moving from Cassville.

His wife, the former Zenna Harrell, is the only survivor. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.

The Crescent Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Peru Republican; Friday, September 27, 1963; page 6, column 2; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly


Zenna Mills, 83, R.R. 1, Bunker Hill, was found dead at her home shortly before noon today by a neighbor. She lived alone and her death occurred sometime during the morning.

Mrs. Mills was the widow of Deck Mills.

Rites are pending at the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill.

Peru Daily Tribune; Thursday, January 11, 1968; page 11, column 2; Transcribed and submitted by: Nancy Kelly


Dorothy Catherine Morris, 81, of 1322 College St., died at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Born July 20, 1911, in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward Peter Kinzig and Ada Gill Kinzig.

On July 28, 1931, in Logansport, she was married to Bert R. Morris, who survives.

Mrs. Morris retired in 1974 as night desk clerk and telegraph operator of the Captain Logan Hotel. She also had been employed by Olsen's Department Store and The B & B Store in Logansport and the H. W. Block Co. in Indianapolis.

She attended First United Methodist Church.

She had been a member of the Longfellow School PTA, the Democrat party board, and was a Red Cross Gray Lady at the Logansport State Hospital.

Also surviving are one son, Ronnie Bert II, Langhorn, PA; one daughter, Sallie Lou Nelson, Walton; one brother, Edward Charles Kinzig, Florida; one sister, Patricia Lou Hoofstetter, Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

One daughter and one sister proceeded in death.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Becker Chapel at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by Kroeger Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church.

Sept 9, 1992-Logansport IN Pharos Tribune; Transcribed and submitted by: Sallie Lou Morris Nelson


Bert R. Morris, 81 of 1322 College St., died at 4:42 a.m. today in Logansport Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct 11, 1911, in Logansport, he was the son of Isaac Leroy and Jennie Edyth Reeser Morris. On July 28, 1931, he was married in Logansport to Dorothy Catherine Kinzig, who died Sept 9, 1992.

Mr. Morris retired as a custodian for Logansport Community School Custodian.

He had attended First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Ronnie Bert; one daughter, Sallie Lou Nelson; two brothers, Lee and Paul; and 3 sisters, Maxine Burns, Betty Sims, and Patty Peterson.

Two sisters, one brother and one daughter preceded in death.

A Memorial Service is being planned for a later date.

There will be no visitation.

Kroeger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nov 11, 1993-Logansport IN Pharos Tribune; Transcribed and submitted by: Sallie Lou Morris Nelson


Final rites for Isaac Leroy "Roy" Morris 73, of 1333 College, will be at two o'clock Thursday at the Third Street EUB church of which he was a member. The Reverend Harold J. Bond and the Reverend J. E. Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the McCloskey-Hamilton-Kahle funeral home and the body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

His death occurred Tuesday morning at the Wabash Employees hospital, Peru. A fireman for the C & O Railroad he had been retired for seven years. He had a heart condition since 1954.

Born in Cass County Feb 9, 1888, he was the son of Isaac and Eliza Kuntz Morris. His wife, Jennie E, died Jun 8th of this year. [He was actually born in White Co.]

Survivors are four sons and four daughters: Bert, route 2, Walton; Lee, 1247 College; George, 128 W. Ottawa; Paul, route 3; Mrs. Dorothy Leffert, 16 Center; Mrs. Betty Sims, 1433 College; Mrs Maxine Burns, 1417 College; Mrs. Patty Peterson, White Sands Missile Range, N. M.

Other survivors are a sister, Miss Grace Morris, 13 W. Columbia; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Pharos Tribune, Logansport IN; Transcribed and submitted by: Sallie Lou Morris Nelson [my grandfather]


Dorothy Leffert, 75, formerly of 16 Center St., died at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Miller's Merry Manor.

She was born Aug 19, 1914, in Logansport to Isaac L. and Jennie Reeser Morris. She was married June 19, 1940, to Wayne R. Leffert, who died Sept 12, 1975.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Third Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Daniel D., Rt. 4; one daughter, Dee Leffert, 3131 George St.; four brothers, Bert Morris, 1322 College St., George Morris, 126 Ottawa St., Lee Morris, 1247 College St., and Paul Morris, Onward; three sisters, Maxine Burns, 1417 College St, Patty Peterson, Whiteville, N. C. and Betty Sims, Valparaiso; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chaper, with the Rev. Bill Cutshaw and the Rev. Frank Messenger officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Third Street United Methodist Church.

Sept 11, 1989 Logansport Pharos Tribune; Transcribed and submitted by: Sallie Lou Morris Nelson [my aunt]


Services for Wayne R. Leffert, 63, of 16 Center St., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fisher Funeral Home.

Leffert died at 12:00 p.m. Friday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born in Cass County, Aug 17, 1912, he was the sone of Herman and Elizabeth Rhodes Leffert. He was married June 9, 1940 to Dorothy Morris.

A retired manager of the Coca Cola plant, retiring after 34 years, he was a member of the North Third United Methodist Church and was a past president of the Lions Club from 1969-1970.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Daniel D., 1906 Spear St; one daughter, Derena, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Thomas, Rt 3; and Mrs. Mary Amthauer, Rt 1, Walton; one brother, Arthur, Rt. 3; and two granddaughters.

The Rev. William Cutshaw will officiate, and burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today.

Memorial contributions may be made to cancer research.

[Wayne is my uncle. He died 12 Sept 1975-he had leukemia] Logansport IN Pharos Tribune and Press; Transcribed and submitted by: Sallie Lou Morris Nelson


Herman Leffert, 70, of route 3, prominent retired Washington township farmer, died at 8:32 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Joseph Hospital.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Harman Leffert, he was born Jan 11, 1880 in Marshall county, Indiana. His wife, Elizabeth, preceded him in death Dec 26, 1930.

Surviving are: two sons, Arthur of route 3, city, and Wayne of 16 Center St, city; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Thomas of route 2, city, and Mrs. Mary Amthauer, route 1, city; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Peter of Fresno, Calif. and Chris of Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs Alice Ball of Plymouth and Mrs. Bertha Bertha of Muncie.

The body was removed to the McCloskey-Hamilton funernal home where friends may call. Final rites are pending

[No death date-1950-according to birth date and death.-this is my uncle's father who I considered my grandfather, too, even tho he wasn't] Logansport Pharos Tribune OR Press; Transcribed and submitted by: Sallie Lou Morris Nelson

Mrs Cora March Services Monday

ROYAL CENTER-Funeral for Mrs. Cora B. March, 80, route 1, Royal Center, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Harrison Garden Chapel here with the Rev. Dan Biggs officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the chapel.

Pallbearers will be James Hines, Fred Hines, Edward Coleman, Thomas Coleman, Herbert Hanna and Allen Hanna.

Mrs March died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born July 26, 1884, near Logansport, she was the daughter of Wendell and Caroline Grusenmeyer Miller. Her marriage was to Charles E. March, who died in 1940.

Survivors include four sons, Lawrence of rural route, Logansport; Clarence of rural route, Royal Center; Doanld of Logansport and Victor of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Hines of Rural Route, Kewanna, and Mrs. Frances Bollei of Logansport.

The Logansport Press Logansport, Ind Aug 9, 1964; Transcribed and submitted by: Charlotte Flock

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