Thurman Bitzell, 83, North Manchester, passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Nov. 4 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. He was born Sept. 5, 1931 to Raymond and Ruth (Gill) Bitzell in Wabash.
Kimberly Nicole Swinehart, infant daughter Leroy Eckols and Tawnia Swinehart, passed away Nov. 1. Her parents survive in Wabash.
She is also survived by two brothers, four sisters, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Richard Ray Fitzpatrick, 88, died Nov. 2. He was born Aug. 1, 1926. He was married to the former Irene Clemons; she preceded him in death.
He is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four sisters. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov, 6, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico. Visitation will be from 4-8p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mary B. Stevens, 88, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, and longtime resident of Wabash, died at 3:15 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 30, 1926 in Salem, to Samuel Ellsworth and Minnie (Shields) Clark.
Goldie M. Roser, 96, died Nov. 1. She was born on Sept, 30, 1918. She was married to Carl Roser; he preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son and one grandson. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
There will be no visitation or funeral services and burial will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.
Connie Re’Jene Judy, 70, died Oct. 31. She was born Nov. 12, 1943. She was married to Lance Judy; he survives.
She is survived by two daughters, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by one son, her parents, her step-father, and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
John L. Ford, Jr. passed away Oct. 16. He was born in Wabash, to John L. Ford, Sr. and Kathryn Ebbinghouse Ford on Sept. 9, 1926. John was a loving husband, father and valued member of his extended family and friends. His quiet, confident, positive attitude towards life and those he met will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Grace A. Barker, 86, Wabash, died at 5:09 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. She was born Nov. 6, 1927 in Banner, Va. to Neil and Edith (Kaiser) Burton.