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Family Obituaries Online Since 2003

Since early 2003, both local Fort Wayne, Indiana newspapers have been using Legacy.com to store online obituaries. Some funeral homes post obituaries on their web sites, some newspapers leave them online for 30 days, others up to a year. Copies are then available for around $2.95. As a result these links are only active as long the obituary source permits, but may allow you to pay to receive archived newspaper obituaries. A few years ago I started linking the photos when available, but if they move or delete them they will no longer appear. Let me know if you find broken links, or other sources for these links.

Second Cousins and Removed Cousins: What's the Difference by Amy Johnson Crow posted on October 16, 2013.

 

Funeral Homes and Cemeteries

2014 Obituaries

Zeith Nicodemus obituary photo

November 24, 2014, Charles Bonnell Zumbrun, of Whitley County, Indiana, third cousin once removed, related through my Zumbrun families. Arrangements by Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society.

May 11, 2014, Paul E. Zumbrun, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, wife of a first cousin, related through my Zumbrun families. Services were provided by Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

Zeith Nicodemus obituary photo

May 5, 2014, David L. Zeigler, near Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana, a first cousin related through my Zeigler families. Services were provided by Sheets & Childs Funeral Home of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

March 18, 2014, Mark T. Swanson, 54, of LaPorte, Indiana, husband of a first cousin, related through my Zeigler families. Services were provided by Essling Funeral Home of LaPorte, Indiana.

 

Mary Jane Zumbrun Yaney obituary photo

January 26, 2014, Mary Jane Yaney, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, wife of a first cousin, related through my Zumbrun families. Services were provided by Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

 

Don A Furr obituary photo

January 28, 2014, Don A. Furr, of Columbius, Ohio, husband of a first cousin, related through my Follis families. Services were provided by John Quint Treboni Funeral Home of Columbus, Ohio.

 

Zeith Nicodemus obituary photo

January 29, 2014, Keith Nicodeums, of rural Columbia City, Indiana, a third cousin once removed, related through my Royer families. Services were provided by Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

 

2013 Obituaries

Betty Zumbrun Rex obituary photo

October 27, 2013, Betty Zumbrun Rex, of Columbia City, Indiana, a first cousin twice removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

Michael E. Deitschel obituary photo

September 4, 2013, Michael E. Deitschel, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a third cousin once removed, related through my Schneider families. Services were provided by C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

Martha Zeigler Wappes obituary photo

July 4, 2013, 92, my aunt Martha ZEIGLER Wappes, of Hilliard, Franklin County, Ohio, formerly of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. related through my ZEIGLER families. Services provided by Hockemeyer Miller Funeral Home Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

Thomas R. Heiny obituary photo

May 5, 2013, 86, Thomas R. Heiny, of For Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, a first cousin once removed, related through my Follis families. Services were provided by D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

 

Doris Zumbrun VanHouten obituary photo

March 28, 2013, 83, Doris ZUMBRUN Van Houten, of of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana, a first cousin twice removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

 

Dallas Bud Shively obituary photo

March 17, 2013, Dallas Bud Shively, 85, brother of Glen Shively, of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana, a third cousin once removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

Patricia Logan Kreider obituary photo

March 16, 2013, Patricia Logan Kreider, 78, of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana, wife of David Kreider a third cousin once removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

Margery Eubank Friskney obituary photo

March 14, 2013, Glen Shively, 76, of Union, Montgomery County, Ohio, a third cousin once removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by Baker-Hazel and Snider Funeral Home of Dayton, Mongtomery County, Ohio.

 

Margery Eubank Friskney obituary photo

February 27, 2013, Margery Eubank Friskney, 85, of Albion, Noble County, Indiana, a third cousin once removed, related through my ZEIGLER families. Services were provided by DeMoney Grimes Funeral Home Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

Maxine Pierce Harter obituary photo

February 01, 2013, Maxine Marie Pierce Harter, 92, of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, a second cousin twice removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by Covington Memorial Funeral Home Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

Mickey Allen Zumbrun obituary photo
January 11, 2013, Mickey Allen Zumbrun, 73, of Columbia City, Indiana a third cousin once removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by DeMoney Grimes Funeral Home Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

2012 Obituaries

Mary Miller McEvoy Wolfe obituary photoDecember 17, 2012, Mary Ann Miller McEvoy Wolfe, next door neighbor, also niece of the wife of a 4th cousin twice removed, related through my Eikenberry families. Services were provided by D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home.

December 10, 2012, Emeline Thorn Bitting, 96, wife of second cousin once removed Ford Ziegler Bitting, died at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion following an extended illness. She is related through my ZEIGLER families. Services were provided by Sheets and Childs Funeral Home of Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana. She was buried at Merriam Christian Chapel Cemetery.

Frederick Myers obituary photo

October 9, 2012, Frederick "Fritz" Allen Myers, 88, first cousin once removed, formerly of South Whitley died October 9, 2012 at Courtyard Healthcare Center, Goshen, related through my ZEIGLER families. Services were provided by Smith & Sons Funeral Home of South Whitley, Whitley County, Indiana.

Phyllis Smith Meyer obituary photo

September, 13, 2012 in Perham, Minnesota, Phyllis Eileen Smith Meyer, 86, a second cousin, related through my ZEIGLER families. Services were provided by Schoeneberger Funeral Home of Perham, Minnesota.

 

Marilyn Kreider Winebrenner Swinehart obituary photo

August 10, 2012, Marilyn Kreider Winebrenner Swinehart, 79, a third cousin once removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by Hockemeyer Miller Funeral Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

Frances Hollenbaugh Nicodemus obituary photo

July 21, 2012, Frances Hollenbaugh NICODEMUS, 88, of Whitley County, Indiana, wife of a third cousin once removed, related through my ROYER families. Services were provided by Smith and Sons Funeral Home Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

Rebecca Zumbrun obituary photo

May 5, 2012, Rebecca ZUMBRUN, 50, of Cromwell, Noble County, Indiana, third cousin, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were provided by Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana.

 

February 27, 2012, Neil Rodriguez, 70, of Lake Mary, Florida, husband of my cousin, granddaughter of Elizabeth SCHNEIDER and Milo FOLLIS. Private family services were held.

Madeline Jagger Egolf Hively obituary photo

February 23, 2012, Madelene JAGGER EGOLF HIVELY, 91, third cousin once removed, related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were at Smith & Sons Funeral Home Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana were we have around 400 other family burials.

Donnie D. Stone obituary photo

January 5, 2012, Donnie D. Stone, 76, of St. Augustine, Florida, husband of my cousin, granddaughter of Elizabeth SCHNEIDER and Milo FOLLIS. Servces at Covington Memorial Funeral Home Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, burial in Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

2011 Obituaries

December 20, 2011 Opal SNOW BAIER, wife of fourth cousin Walter R. BAIER, related through my ROYER families. Services were at Mungovan and Sons Funeral Home, owned by D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Terry L Zolman obituary photo

December 14, 2011 Terry L. ZOLMAN, 64, a distant cousin, senior pastor of Merriam Christian Chapel Church who also have a Facebook page. From his Memory page as a missionary Terry had friends as far away as Spain and New Zealand. A Notes to the Zolman's page encouraged the family before his passing. The church has a long history in my ZEIGLER and ZUMBRUN families. Philip Zeigler was a pioneer minister of the Merriam Church, brother to my Joseph ZEIGLER, Philip is buried in the older part of the cemetery on the hill. Terry is related through my ZUMBRUN families. Services were at Sheets and Child's Funeral Home in Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana were we have around 400 other family burials.

Doug Miller obituary photo

October 31, 2011 DOUGLAS L. MILLER, 77, husband of my cousin, granddaughter of Elizabeth SCHNEIDER and Milo FOLLIS. Arrangements by Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne the exclusive provider for Veterans Funeral Care in the area.

 

Ralph Zeigler obituary photo

October 13, 2011 Ralph P. ZEIGLER, 85, my uncle, son of of Lillie PROUGH and Jesse ZEIGLER. Services were at Demoney Grimes Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove (Compton) Cemetery near Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana. Find A Grave has a tombstone photo.

 

Gearldine Growcock obituary photo

June 14, 2011 Gearldine ZEIGLER GROWCOCK, 95, my aunt, daughter of Lillie PROUGH and Jesse ZEIGLER. Services were at Demoney Grimes Funeral Home with burial in South Park Extended Cemetery, Columbia City, Indiana. Find A Grave has her obituary and tombstone photo.

 

Michael E. Hazen obit photo

March 31, 2011 Michael E. HAZEN, 70, sixth cousin once removed, son of Mildred Linvill and Chalmers HAZEN, through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were at Sheets and Child's Funeral Home in Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

Donna Yentes Bitting photo

February 14, 2011 Donna YENTES BITTING, 87, wife of third cousin Dale O. BITTING, died May 23, 2008, son of Frank Bitting, son of Arena ZIEGLER, daughter of Jesse ZIEGLER, son of Joseph ZEIGLER. Services at Smith and Sons Columbia City, with burial in South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

Richard H "Fafa" Hively photo

February 8, 2011, Richard H. "Fafa" HIVELY, 80, second cousin, son of Ferman HIVELY, son of "Ollie" ZEIGLER, daughter of Jonas ZEIGLER. Services were at D. O. McComb and Sons, burial in Covington Memorial Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Find A Grave has his obituary.

 

Joseph G Pirrung photo

February 8, 2011, Joseph G. PIRRUNG, 85, father-in-law of cousin Russell FOLLIS, son of Louis FOLLIS, son of Milo FOLLIS. Buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Find A Grave has his obituary.

 

Nicholas L. Heiny photo

January 18, 2011, Nicholas L. HEINY, 96, not a direct relative, but a cousin of a cousin. I memorialized his passing on the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana Facebook page "In Memoriam Nick Heiny former ACGSI President 1986-1989 prominent local businessman passes away January 18, 2011." I assume his family owning local "mom and pop" style grocery stores explains Nicholas' cousin John HEINY married to Helen FOLLIS, her sister Nellie FOLLIS married to Paul REINKENSMEIER who also owned a grocery store, and brother Chester FOLLIS who owned a grocery store for a while in early 20th century Fort Wayne, Indiana, children of Milo FOLLIS. The HEINY's are all buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

2010 Obituaries

December 3, 2010 Joe W. Krider, 94, a 6th cousin once removed through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were at Sheets and Child's Funeral Home in Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

Tilia SmithAugust 18, 2010 Talia Joy Smith, 20, a 2nd cousin once removed through the Zeigler families. Services were at Sheets and Child's Funeral Home in Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana with burial in Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, near Churubusco, Whitley County. Newspaper articles Killed Cyclist ID'd as Avilla Resident in August 20, 2010 and Sudden Violent Deaths of Youth August 22, 2010 in the Journal-Gazette newspaper. Talia is also remembered on Find-A-Grave and still has a Facebook page. April 15, 2011 Friends and family remember Steinhardt student for her love of music benefit memorial held at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City was filled with song Friday as family and friends of Talia Joy Smith come together to honor her memory and celebrate her passion for music and theater. YouTube Video Memorial for a musically talented second cousin twice removed Talia Joy Smith killed in a tragic bicycle car accident last year.

 

Leonard HazenJuly 10, 2010 Leonard Hazen, 76, a 6th cousin once removed through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were at Sheets and Child's Funeral Home in Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana with burial in Round Lake Cemetery were easily half the burials are family relatives.

 

J. D. EgolfJuly 6, 2010 J. D. EGOLF, 87, a 4th cousin once removed through my Royer families. Services were at Sheets and Child's Funeral Home in Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

 

Paul ZeiglerJune 19, 2010 Paul ZEIGLER, 68, a 1st cousin related through my ZEIGLER Families. Services at Sheets and Child's Funeral Home in Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

 

June 15, 2010, Roy DeWhitt PRATER, 38, a 6th cousin-in-law through his wife Carol Joann JAGGER, related through the ZUMBRUN families, died April 6, 1972 in the Vietnam War. Roy PraterIn March 2010 his son Dennis was notified Roy's remains had been discovered and would be returned for proper burial in Blue River Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana. He had been honored locally in 1976, June 2, 1979 at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Dayton, Ohio and in 1997 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Frank Gray of the Journal Gazette had his story "Downed pilot’s return ‘bittersweet’ for son." June 17, 2010 "Procession for Airman to Arrive in Whitley." June 18, 2010 "Fallen Hero Comes Home 38 Years Later." June 20, 2010 "Farewell to Dad, at last" covers his honoring by hundreds returning his final remains to the Blue River Cemetery near Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana. He was honored with Prater Hall Building 1213 in 1979 on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He has a 1997 memorial in Section 34 Site 680-A at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia shown on Find-A-Grave. I added some comments and links to his story on the Footnote.com Vietnam Wall.

William I FollasMay 18, 2010 William I. FOLLAS, 85, 3rd cousin once removed of the Delphos, Ohio branch. Burial in Paulding Memorial Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio. 3 generations back in the mid 1800's the family changed the spelling from "is" to "as". Interesting is the oldest son, John Follis of the first wife, born in the mid 1800's retained the "is" ending, eventually becoming a Church of the Brethren minister moving to California.

 

Deloris MessmanMay 2, 2010 Deloris M. COULTER MESSMAN, 83, 6th cousin once removed, related through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were at Harper Funeral Home in New Haven, Indiana. Burial was in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. The DAR took tombstone photos before she died.

 

Marilyn WrightApril 26, 2010 Marilyn Shively Wright, 81, 6th cousin once removed, related through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were held at the Blue River Church of the Brethren, which the Zumbrun Family helped form in 1852 Whitley County, Indiana. Burial was in Blue River Cemetery Whitley County, Indiana.

 

April 10, 2010 Robert P. "Wheaties" FOLLAS, 80, 3rd cousin once removed, related through the William Martin Follas family of Delphos, Ohio. Services were held at at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, Ohio.

 

Violet HawkApril 1, 2010 Violet ZUMBRUN HAWK, 93, 5th cousin twice removed, related through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were held at Sheets & Child's Funeral Home Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana, with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

 

Francis "Jack" CorriganFebruary 27, 2010 Francis "Jack" CORRIGAN, 84, 6th cousin once removed, related through the ZUMBRUN families. Well known WOWO singer and lead singer of "The Silver Fox Barbershop Quartet". Passed away in Florida and apparently no local services were held.

 

Annabelle ShivelyJanuary 10, 2010, Annabelle Strickler SHIVELY, 81, wife of sixth cousin once removed Joseph Shively, related through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were held at Sheets & Child's Funeral Home Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana, with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

2009 Obituaries

Robert HarterNovember 26, 2009, fifth cousin twice removed Robert Lee HARTER, son of Mary ZUMBRUN and Howard HARTER, related through the ZUMBRUN families. Entombment was in Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

Susan NeuhausNovember 25, 2009 third cousin once removed Susan Drew Franke Neuhaus, related through my KELKER families. Buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

Eddie Allen WorrellNovember 5, 2009 first cousin Edward "Eddie" Allen WORRELL son of aunt Helen FOLLIS WORRELL. No burial or cremation information was provided in his obituary.

 

Betty PoitrasOctober 15, 2009 Betty J. POITRAS wife of third cousin once removed Robert E. POITRAS, descendant of Anthony KELKER. Buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

Richard GuiffSeptember 27, 2009 Richard E. Guiff husband of third cousin once removed Marcella Elaine NICODEMUS related through the ROYER families. Buried in in Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, near Churubusco, Whitley County.

 

Marilyn WattersonSeptember 22, 2009 Marilyn Smith Watterson a second cousin related through both my ZEIGLER and ZUMBRUN families. Burial in Huntertown Cemetery Huntertown, Allen County, Indiana.

 

September 15, 2009 Gloria Corrigan wife of 6th cousin once removed Francis "Jack" Corrigan related through the ZUMBRUN families. Passed away at her home in Jupiter, Florida.

David AndersonAugust 17, 2009 William Robert HIVELY, a fifth cousin, son of Evelyn Smith and Guy R. HIVELY, related through the ZUMBRUN families. Buried in Hively - St. Matthews Cemetery near Columbia City, Whitley County.

 

David AndersonJuly 8, 2009 7th cousin David Anderson, son of our family doctor related through the ZUMBRUN families. Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Allen County, near Churubusco, Whitley County.

 

July 3, 2009 Charles Vaughn Follis of Dana Point, Orange County, California, third cousin twice removed from the Isaac Follis Jr. line of Madison County, Indiana.

June 21, 2009 Janis Nahler a 70 year childhood friend of my mother from her early school days. Funeral was at Mishler Funeral Home Syracuse, Indiana. Buried in in Eel River Cemetery, Allen County, near Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana.

June 15, 2009, second cousin once removed Dwayne ROYER of North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana, son of Jonas and Beluah Mote Royer. DeLaughter McKee Mortuary, Inc. became McKee Mortuary but no obituary archive. Related through George ROYER of Whitley County, Indiana. Burial in Oaklawn Cemetery North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana.

May 22, 2009 Murray L. ROWLAND 6th cousin once removed related through my Royer and ZUMBRUN families. Buried in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

April 29, 2009 step-aunt Ruth J. Morgan Sparks, daughter of Marjorie Whiteman Morgan, 2nd wife of Milo FOLLIS. Buried in Highland Park Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Thomas FulkMarch 1, 2009, seventh cousin Thomas L. FULK of Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana. Related through Daniel son of my George ROYER of Whitley County, Indiana. Buried in Ege Catholic Cemetery, Noble County, Indiana.

 

Florence FollisFebruary 23, 2009 wife of a second cousin once removed Florence Nickelson FOLLIS of Markle, Indiana. Related through the Reuben FOLLIS line of Huntington County, Indiana. Buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Huntington County, Indiana where many Follis and Eikenberry relatives are buried.

 

John W. FloryFebruary 4, 2009 7th cousin John W. FLORY of Noble County, Indiana, related through the KINSEY families. Samuel FLORY married Lydia KINSEY daughter of my Christian KINSEY, Samuel was a son of Emanuel FLORY whose second wife Elizabeth BLOCHER was married first to Henry ROYER, brother of my George ROYER. Burial in Thorn Cemetery, Ormas, Noble County, Indiana.

 

Roger MullinsJanuary 23, 2009 first cousin Arlene KING's son-in-law Roger Lee Mullins the second family loss in less than a year. Buried in the South Whitley Cemetery, Whitley County, Indiana.

2008 Obituaries

Nellie ROWLAND DUGGINSNovember 5, 2008 Nellie ROWLAND DUGGINS sixth cousin once removed related through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were held at Smith & Sons Funeral Home Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana, with burial in Riverview Cemetery.

October 29, 2008 Aunt Doris SCHIMMELE FOLLIS sister-in-law Joanne Schimmele was buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Loren BrumbaughOctober 27, 2008 sixth cousin once removed Loren J. BRUMBAUGH, related through the ZUMBRUN families. Services were held at Sheets & Child's Funeral Home Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana, with burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

 

September 22, 2008 former neighbor Kristie Vogt-Wyckoff

July 24, 2008 first cousin Dan Follis' mother-in-law Roberta Sutherland

 

Lonnie KingJune 12, 2008 first cousin Arlene KING's son Lonnie KING passed away and buried in Riverview Cemetery Allen County, Indiana near Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

Dale BittingMay 23, 2008 3rd cousin Dale BITTING related through my ZEIGLER Families. Buried in the South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, Whitley County, Indiana.

 

Margaret ZumbrunMarch 27, 2008 distant cousin Ted ZUMBRUN's wife Margaret STALEY ZUMBRUN. Burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

 

March 5, 2008 distant cousin Gladys ROYER. A number of comments were posted on the Brethren Mailing List in March 2008 Brethren Archives. Burial was in the Old German Baptist Brethren Church Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana.

2007 Obituaries

December 23, 2007, wife of Obra ZUMBRUN a 2nd cousin twice removed Maydene ZUMBRUN, buried Rehoboth Cemetery, near Albion, Noble County, Indiana.

December 17, 2007 my Aunt Edith ZEIGLER HIVELY, burial in Covington Memorial Gardens Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Paul HurstDecember 4, 2007 a first cousin's husband Paul HURST passed away.

 

August 26, 2007 Patricia PORTER ANDERSON, wife of Dr. Garland ANDERSON, sixth cousin once removed related through the ZUMBRUN families.

Barbara FrankeJuly 1, 2007, related through the KELKER family, Barbara FRANKE. Buried in the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

 

April 13, 2007, 3rd cousin once removed related through the KELKER family, Patricia KELKER FITZGERALD, buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hainsport, New Jersey.

April 9, 2007, Shirley Sloane Follas, 3rd cousin once removed, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, a source for much of the William Martin FOLLAS family information of Delphos, Van Wert County, Ohio, brother to my Thomas Jefferson Follis.

2006 Obituaries

October 28, 2006, my Aunt May ZEIGLER WAPPES buried in Fairview Cemetery near Huntertown, Allen County, Indiana.

August 18, 2006, a second cousin Max E. SMITH related through both my Zeigler and ZUMBRUN families.

July 29, 2006, a fourth cousin David J ZUMBRUN related through my ZUMBRUN families. Buried in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

July 1, 2006, a third cousin twice removed Sara ARMSTRONG ROGERS a third cousin twice removed related through my ZUMBRUN families. Buried in South Park Cemetery near Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana.

March 11, 2006 Quaker Tom Fox in Iraq attended my FOLLIS ancestors Hopewell Centre church in New Jersey.

February 27, 2006 Terry PEARSON husband of a first cousin once removed.

David Jon RoyerFebruary 15, 2006, 4th cousin ROYER brothers: David ROYER and David Jon RoyerMarc ROYER both are buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

January 24, 2006 Ralph KELKER a second cousin twice removed related through my KELKER family buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

January 16, 2006 my Uncle Ralph FOLLIS is buried in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

2005 Obituaries

December 28, 2005 Gloria HATFIELD KELKER a 4th cousin in-law related through the KELKER family buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

April 5, 2005 Jeanette Stump Rowland wife of Murray L. ROWLAND 6th cousin once removed related through my Royer and ZUMBRUN families. Buried in Christian Chapel Cemetery Merriam, Noble County, Indiana.

January 13, 2005 Ned P. FOLLIS, brother of George, a first cousin once removed buried in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

2004 Obituaries

August 2, 2004 Irene ESSIG HECKBER, 103 - oldest known relative, daughter of Loma DEEL and Clark ESSIG, of Clarksville, Tennessee, buried in Williamsport Cemetery, Poe, Allen County, Indiana named for and on her great-grandfather William ESSIG's land.

July 30, 2004 Lee BITTING, 72, third cousin, son of Frank BITTING, son of Arena ZEIGLER, daughter of Jesse ZEIGLER, son of Jonas ZEIGLER. Lee was for 22 years director of Chain-of-Lakes Barborshop Chorus and member of the Society for Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.

2003 Obituaries

December 10, 2003 Marjorie Ann COX KOVERMAN step-sister to my father is buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

November 15, 2003 George J. FOLLIS a first cousin once removed is buried in Odd Fellows I.O.O.F. Cemetery New Haven, Allen County, Indiana.

July 29, 2003 Alma M. KELKER FRANKE 2nd cousin twice removed related through the KELKER family is buried in the Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

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