Bud Strong, 71, was born Dec. 30, 1941 in Muncie. He was the son of Fred and June Cochran Strong. On June 5, 1965 in Madison, Wis., he was married to Margaretha “Maggi” Elert, who survives.
Gleva Sommers, 93, formerly of Lagro, died at 9:54 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash, where she had lived since 2009. She was born Dec. 2, 1920 in Morgan, Minn., to Robert and Mary (Lightfoot) Walker.
Willa Dean Schaaf, 74, Wabash, died at 3:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born May 24, 1939 in Paintsville, Kentucky to Brooksie Sr. and Maggie (Wells) Collins.
Justo Rodriguez, 91, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Millers Merry Manor in Wabash. He lived in Port Lavaca, Texas most of his life. He was born on May 5, 1922 in Falls City, Texas to the late Justo and Guadalupe (Munoz) Rodriguez. He recently moved to Wabash to be with his family. A special thank you goes to Millers Merry Manor for taking exceptional care of Justo.
Margaret R. Cartwright, 68, Knightstown, and formerly of North Manchester, died at 9:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in Knightstown. She was born at Wabash on Sept. 15, 1945 to Marion "Bud" and Esther Berniece (Shewman) Ireland Jr.
Marjorie A. Clark, 91, died at 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 17 at her rural Huntington home. Marjorie was a lifelong resident of Huntington County, much of that time in Polk Township. A homemaker, Marjorie committed herself to the happiness of her family with a love that only a mother knows.
Barbara E. Fulton, 68, Huntington, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.
Martha M. “Marty” Huff, 75, Huntington, passed away at 6:53 p.m. on Dec. 15, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.