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Kokomo Tribune - Thursday, 9 Nov 1989
Name: Dale Ray SANDERS
Died: 2 Nov 1989 - Halifax Hospital at Daytona
Beach; living in Palm Coast FL.
Born: 28 Aug 1924, Sims IN
Parents: Ray C. & Grace MYERS SANDERS
Married: Mary L. KLINE 11 Feb 1978
Military Service: aviation machinist mate in
Nay during WWII
widow; mother; son Donald SANDERS; 3 daughters Mrs. David (Janis)
MASSENGILL, Karen SHROCK, Mrs. Michael (Barbara) BURK; stepson George
BUTZON III; stepdaughter Mrs. Al (Joni) ANDREAS; 8 grandchildren, 2
step-grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death.
Services: Bellevue-Cedar Hill Cemetery
& Funeral Home, Palm Coast FL and Ellers Mortuary.
No burial location noted; Volusia Cremation Society mentioned in
Kokomo Daily Tribune Saturday Evening January 25, 1896
Late this afternoon word was received from Galveston,
death of Mrs. SASSAMAN, wife of Peter A. SASSAMAN, her death occurring
Deceased had been an invalid for many months. She died at the
home of her brother, Hon. Joseph GRAY, at Galveston. The funeral
arrangements have not been made.
Kokomo Daily Tribune Monday Evening January
27, 1896 p8 col:3
The funeral of Mrs. SASSAMAN will occur from the late
residence, corner Webster and Walnut streets, Tuesday afternoon at 1
o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. G. Roscamp.
Rachel L. NEELY was born in Juniate county, Pennsylvania,
February 29, 1844. When twenty-four years of age she was married to
Peter A. SASSAMAN, who survives her. One daughter, Mary, who died of
spinal trouble last February, was born to them.
Since the loss of her daughter, Mrs. SASSAMAN has been rapidly
failing, and about two weeks ago she was taken to the home of her twin
sister, Mrs. Joseph GRAY, at Galveston, hoping that the sister could
better care for her. The following Friday a complete break down came
and last Saturday at noon she died.
Mrs. SASSAMAN was a consistant member in the Congregational and
recently the Presbyterian churches, and died with her faith in the long
eternity. Except the twin sister and an unmarried sister, Margaret j.
NEELY, at Galveston, two brothers and a sister in Iowa survive her. Her
remains were brought from Galveston this afternoon.
Kokomo Daily Tribune, 22 October 1901
Miss Jessie SEAGRAVES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.A.
died of consumption, Friday morning, aged 14 years. She has been
afflicted with that dread malady for some time. Mr. and Mrs. SEAGRAVES
have buried three of their children in the past two years of this
terrible disease. It seems rather hard for them to bear, but the "Lord
Giveth and the Lord taketh away". The stricken family have the sympathy
The funeral occurred at the Christian Church Monday at 10 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. PHILLIPS. Interment in the IOOF Cemetery.
Todd Maddock (601 22nd Ave. Lewiston, Idaho 83501)
Charles W. SLOAN, 78, lifelong resident of Howard
County, died at the home
of his nurse, 619 West Sycamore Street, at 12:25 a. m. Sunday,
illness since the first of the year. He was removed four weeks ago from
home of his daughter, Mrs. Fern Edwards, 1330 West Walnut Street to the
Mr. SLOAN was born April 8, 1862, in Liberty Township and came to
1917, where he worked as a carpenter until his retirement. He was
marriage March 2, 1888, in Liberty Township, to Julia A. DICK. The wife
died four years ago...."
Kokomo Daily Tribune, April 7, 1941
Rosalene Nielsen of Sacramento, CA
(Newspaper Obituary, Probably Russiaville) NOTE: 1900 Census said she
had nine children and eight were alive.
FRANCIS McKOWN SMITH
Francis McKown Smith was born in
Knox Co., Ohio, May 24th 1832, the oldest daughter of James and Mary
McKown, and departed this life at the home of her son Omer B. Smith, in
Clinton Co., Indiana, May 31st 1922, aged 90 years and 7 days.
Her parents moved to Indiana when she was a small child and
settled in Boone County, later moving to Clinton County, where she grew
to young womanhood. She was united in marriage to Larkin SIMS February
15, 1849. To this union was born one child Samuel SIMS now deceased.
She was left a widow when only nineteen years of age with a small baby
to care for.
Later she was united in marriage to Henry Smith and lived in
Tipton County. In 1889 they removed to Clinton County where she resided
until her death.
To this union were born eight children, Eliza Jane RAMSEYER, of
West Middleton, Elmer SMITH of Streator, Illinois, Omer B. SMITH whom
she spent the last [years in] Russiaville and Nora Etta SMITH who died
She was left a widow by the death of Henry Smith, July 4th, 1903.
She leaves besides a besides a host of friends and other relatives to
mourn her loss, 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Aunt
Fannie, as she was familiarly known to many, never had an enemy. Her
unfailing cheerfulness in adversity and trouble endeared to all who
Her natural wit was almost proverbial and although she lived a
greater span of years than is usually allotted to people on this earth,
yet her mind was clear and her patience unfailing until she was called
to her reward.
To know her true worth, her real character, you need to have
known her in her home when rearing her family. she lived this life with
but a single purpose --the careful up bring of her children. From their
infancy on no sacrifice was too great for their welfare--no task too
hard to do in their behalf.
She knew life when sacrifices were many--work of the home in
the daytime and at night when each loved child was tucked away; to sit
and card and spin and weave so that her children might face the world
unashamed. No person has ever been called to face the Great Tribunal
that could approach the Pearly gates with greater knowledge that the
gates would be open wide and that they would hear that Voice saying
"enter thou in."
Taken from the Terre Haute Tribune Thursday, January
WILLIAM SMITH -- Brazil, Ind., Jan. 11
William Smith died at the home near the Kokomo mine yesterday of
complications, aged 62 years. He is survived by a widow, one brother
and three sisters. The remains were taken to his former home at
Indianapolis this afternoon for burial.
Kokomo Tribune 22 Mar 1974, p 5
Name: Malcolm G. SNIDER
Died: 1 am 21 Mar 1974 at home in Galveston.
Born: 1 Feb 1922 in Kokomo
Married: 20 Jul 1973 to Carol FARLEY in
Military Service: veteran of WWII; member of
VFW Post 1152.
Survivors: widow; son, Michael SNIDER (serving
Army); daughter Mrs. Gary (Pam) ALLEN; 2 brothers, Otto and Mort
SNIDER; 3 sisters, Mrs. Eileen SMITH, Mrs Peggy BOURFF and Miss
Funeral Services: Peacock Funeral home
Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery
1899, Jul 21 Obituary from Kokomo (IN) Tribune
SNOW. Sarah, the wife of John M. SNOW, died at 12:30
at her home, one mile south of Darrough Chapel, aged 67 years. The
funeral will be held Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock at Darrough
Chapel, with interment in Albright Cemetery.
Kokomo Tribune 21 Aug 1997, p 10
Name: Eugene W. "Gene" STEVENSON
Died: 9a Sunday, 19 Aug 1990 at home [ Fort
Born: 30 Jul 1925, Kokomo
Parents: Charles & Bertha HARVEY
Married: Dec 1949 - Irene M. MABREY
Military Service: Navy vet of WWII
Community Service: member of Howard Masonic
Lodge 93 & Phoenix Scottish Rite
Survivors: widow and sister, Daisy WHISTLER.
Five brothres and a sister precede him in death.
Services: D.O. McComb & Son Maplewood
Park Funeral Home [Fort Wayne, IN] and Ellers Mortuary
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens
Mrs. Jessie Thelma Stine, 56, 2139 N. Elizabeth St.,
died at 6:45
p.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital. She had been ill for two
Born Oct. 26, 1919 in Bulls Gap, Tenn. Hawkins Co., She was the
daughter of Jess and Sallie (Pittman) Mitchell. She was married April
23, 1936 to James Rufus Stine, who survives. She was a member of Truth
Also surviving are a son, James Robert Stine of Kokomo; five
daughters, Mrs Barbara Henson, Mrs. Dorothy E. Phillips, Mrs. Kathleen
Favors and Miss Katrina Stine, all of Kokomo and Mrs. Kathleen Favors
of Sheridan RR. 2; a brother, James Mitchell of Ypsilanti, Mich.; 22
grandchildren and two great - grandchildren. A son and a daughter
proceeded her in death.
Services will be at 8 pm. Thursday in Fenn Funeral Home, with the
Rev. Helen Copeland officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Thursday.
The body will be taken to Steweat Funeral Home, Bulls Gap, Tenn., where
friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Another service
will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Phillipi Church in Bulls Gap.
Burial will be in Phillipi Cemetery
Kokomo Tribune - Monday, 3 Dec 1973
Name: Elza B./Bryan SALMONS
Residence: 403 E. Sycamore, Kokomo IN
Died: 1:30 am Monday [3 Dec 1973], at St.
Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.
Born: 10 Oct 1896 in Ervin Twp., Howard Co IN
Parents: William & Ellen (BANNER)
Married: Icie JAMESON - died 1944
Military: Served in Navy during WWI
Civic Involvement: American Legion; Young
America Masonic Lodge
Employment: Car salesman, retired in 1968
Survivors: sister Mrs. Herbert (Prude) KEYES;
4 sisters & 2 brothers preceded him in death.
Services: Ellers Mortuary
Burial: Sunset Memory Gardens
Kokomo Tribune - Thursday, 24 May 1979, p7
Name: Charles F. SCHLEETER
Residence: 6313 North Road 100 W, Kokomo
Died: 6:28am Wednesday [23 May 1979] at St.
Joseph Hospital, Kokomo IN.
Born: 16 Apr 1890 in Ripley Co. IN
Parents: Herman & Anna (WAGNER)
Employment: Kingston Division - retired as
plant supervisor in 1968 after 56 years.
Civic Involvement: St. Patrick Church;
American Legion; Knights of Columbus
Military: served in Army during WWI
Services: St. Patrick Catholic Church/Ellers
Burial: Crown Point Cemetery
Kokomo Tribune - Wednesday, 15 Dec 1971, p 7
Name: John Wesley SLUSHER
Residence: 1310 E Virginia Ave, Kokomo
Died: 8:30 am Tuesday [14 Dec 1971] in a
hospital in Houston, TX
Born: 28 Oct 1888 in Danville, IL
Parents: William and Amanda (WOODRUFF) SLUSHER
Married: Letha WATSON in 1923 - she survives
Employment: Wm. H. Turner Co & Kokomo
Survivors: widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul
(Dorothy) NORRIS & Mrs. Murray (Maxine) FINLEY; 2 sons, Francis
R. SLUSHER & Elvin Leroy SLUSHER; 18 grandchildren, 15
great-grandchildren; brother, Nelson SLUSHER and a sister Mrs. Clara
CLIFFORD. A son, a daughter & 2 brothers are deceased.
Services: Ellers Funeral Chapel
Burial: Crown Point Cemetery
P. SUTTON (1842 - 1920)
Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune, October 11, 1920
P. Sutton, aged 78 years, early day stock buyer, for years a merchant
at Center and postmaster of that village, died Sunday morning at 10:30
o’clock, at his late home in this city, 1029 South Main
The funeral will be held from the late home at 1:30 o’clock Tuesday
afternoon. The deceased was a brother of A.(Amos) J. Sutton,
well-known citizen of the county, who died last November. He
a son of Henry and Mary M. Sutton, and was born June 5, 1842, coming to
Howard county with his parents in 1854, settling upon a farm near
Center. Kokomo was then but a small place, with no houses
of Wildcat creek and a plank sidewalk around the court house
square. For a number of years Mr. Sutton engaged in the
and machine business at Center, serving as postmaster during that
time. In an early day he was a stock buyer whose reputation
honesty and plighted word was of the highest. He was a very
accommodating man and often sacrificed his own interests to be obliging
to his friends. He was scrupulous about his word and his
engagements and was held in highest esteem as a man and a citizen by
all who bore his acquaintance. In 1907 he moved to this city
formed a partnership with Edward Keeler in the coal business.
a few years the firm sold its business and the deceased retired from
active business. Mr. Sutton in his religious belief was
identified with the Primitive Baptists. His parents were also
that faith. Meetings of the organization were held at the Sutton home
with great frequency. In politics Mr. Sutton was a lifelong
republican, and a hard worker for his party, and was twice a candidate
for sheriff, his opponent in one race being Isaac Wright, now
mayor. Mr. Sutton was united in marriage with Alice B.
1872. To this union two sons were born, John C. Sutton, who
in early childhood, and H. Clyde Sutton who with his mother survives.
Kokomo Tribune - Friday, 18 Mar 1966
Name: Ray SWOPE
Residence: RR1 Michigantown, IN
Died: 9:20 am Thursday [17 Mar 1966], in Tipton County Hospital.
Born: 16 May 1897 in Howard Co. IN
Parents: Russell & Myrtle ( PUMPHREY) SWOPE
Married: Mary WILSON on 8 Jan 1920 in Kokomo - spent entire married
life in Howard & Clinton Co.
Civic Involvement: Windfall Christian Church; Russiaville Masonic
Lodge; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Military: WWI veteran
Survivors: widow; 2 sons, Donald SWOPE and Ned SWOPE; 3 daughters, Mrs.
Rex (Mary Jane) MCCOY; Mrs. Paul (Patricia Ann) GROSSWEILER &
Miss Charlene SWOPE; 1 sister, Mrs. Victor (Roxie) BROO; 1 brother
Harold SWOPE & 11 grandchildren.
Services: Picket Funeral Home in Greentown
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown.