Richard Edwin Ford, who devoted much of his life to volunteerism and philanthropic endeavors, died Wednesday, April 16, in Naples, Fla., where he was visiting friends. The fourth-generation of a pioneer Wabash family, Mr. Ford was born on Feb. 27, 1939, to Wilbur and Florence (Jeup) Ford. He lived most of his life in the family home at 540 North Wabash.
Wedd Miller, 68, died April 13. He was born May 9, 1945.
He is survived by long time companion, Lenora Penn, two sons, four daughters, four brothers, three sisters, 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, with calling from 9-11 a.m. on April 17.
Beverly Yohe, 66, died April 7. She was born on Nov. 2, 1947. Beverly was married to David Yohe; he preceded her in death.
One daughter, her father-in-law, two sisters-in-law and 11 nieces and nephews, survive her. Her parents, husband and two sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held April 10 at McDonald Funeral Home.
Doris J. Eads, 75, rural Urbana, died at 1:54 p.m, Tuesday April 8, at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1938 in Wabash County, to James Harry and Evelyn Maxine (Schrader) Gardner.
Janet Fisher, 67, died April 11. She was born Sept. 1, 1946.
She is survived by one son, two daughters, two brothers, four sisters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held April 16 at 10 a.m. at McKee Mortuary.
Janette "Jan" Sue Coppock Gentner, 80, Wabash, died at 2:59 am, Friday, April 11, in Panama City Beach, Fla. She was born April 26, 1933 in Joiner, Ark. to Clarence and Lola (Kuykendall) Rose.
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.