Charles A. "Chuck" Mettler, 78, rural Wabash, died at 2:27 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born June 9, 1935 in Wabash, to David and Marie (Zook) Mettler.
A Wabash service will be held on Monday, March 24 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 110 N. Cass Street. Music will be provided by Indianapolis Symphony's Scott Chamber Players and John Gouwens, organist and carillonneur, Culver Academy.
A second memorial service will be held on Monday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Mayflower Retirement Community, 1620 Mayflower Court, Winter Park, FL 33879. Special music will be provided by the Raintree String Quartet and opera soprano, Marquitta Lister. A reception will immediately follow the service at the Mayflower Retirement Community.
Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana.
Shade Orien Eviston, 17, rural Wabash, died at 4:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, in rural Wabash County, from injuries received in an auto accident. He was born May 28, 1996 in Wabash to Stanley Eviston and Lisa Jones.
Hirmon Lee Speicher, 97, rural Wabash, died at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, at Miller's Merry Manor East, Wabash. He was born May 25, 1916 in Wabash to Lloyd and Elmyra (Shambaugh) Speicher.
Doris Hoopingarner, 47, died March 17. She was born Dec, 21, 1966. She was married to Robert Hoopingarner; he survives.
She is also survived by one daughter, two granddaughters, one brother, two sisters, three nieces and three nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A funeral service will be held March 21 at 11 a.m. at Glancy- H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Matilda St., Warren. Visitation will be held March 20 at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. and 10-11 a.m. on March 21.
Jack W. Weesner, 84, Wabash, formerly of rural Lagro, died at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born March 3, 1930 in Wabash, to Jones A. and Mildred F. (Koons) Weesner.
Martha Jane Mendenhall, 75, North Manchester, died at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at her home. She was born April 1, 1938 in Mountain Grove, Mo. to Lee Roy and Phoebe (Davis) Brown.
Ellis Helton, 70, died March 15. He was born March 23, 1943. He was married to Mary (Gillespie) Helton; she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, two daughters, two brothers, two sisters, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held March 19 at 11 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 St. Rd. 114 West, North Manchester. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on March 18.