John G. Mugford Sr., 60, a resident of North Manchester, for 40 years passed away Saturday, April 12, in IU Health Goshen Hospital in Goshen. He was born to the late Raymond J. Mugford Jr. and Myra (Bone) Mugford in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Aug.15, 1953.
Paul J. “Jim” Rife, 87 died April 3. He was born on Nov. 2, 1926.
He is survived by three sisters and two nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Friends Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.
Dorene C. Smith, 77, North Manchester, died at 8:01 a.m. on April 10 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice home, Fort Wayne. She was born Nov. 21, 1936 in North Manchester to the late Roy and Pauline (Eby) Stucker.
Ada Martelle Purdy, 86, died April 5. She was born Sept. 3, 1927. She was married to Robert Lee Purdy; he preceded her in death.
She is survived by two songs, seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two sisters. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, one grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on April 10 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash. Friends may call one hour prior to the service, Thursday.
James A. Newcomer, 72, Wabash, died at 8:55 p.m., Monday, April 7, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine, Indiana. He was born Nov. 6, 1941 in Marion, to Robert and Dorothy (Haley) Newcomer.
Wilson Sandford Turner, 71, Wabash, died at 2 p,m,, Wednesday, April 2, at Miller's Merry Manor East, Wabash. He was born Sept. 5, 1942 in Peru, to Wilson and Marcille (Cowan) Turner.
Robert D. Barrus, 71, Wabash, died at 9:10 a.m., Sunday, April 6, at Wabash County Hospital. He was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Wabash, to Robert E. and Mary (Saulmon) Barrus.
Robert Nie Cook, 94, Huntington, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday, March 28, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Robert was born Sept. 18, 1919 in Huntington, the son of James Elbert and Nellie Agnes (Voght) Cook.