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.
Liam Michael Martin, stillborn infant son of Darrell Martin and Bethanie Creech, died at 8:37 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Frances K. Johnson, 97, North Manchester, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center. She was born on Nov. 8, 1916 in Brantford, N.D., to William and Maude (Miller) Deardorff.
Emogene Leasure, 95, died Oct. 27. She was born June 1, 1919. She was married to Fred Leasure; he preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, one daughter, one sister, 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. at Eel River Community Church of the Brethren, 2507 E. State Road 14, Silver Lake. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 31 from 3-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary.
Bobbi Swanson Oberley, 55, rural Wabash, died at 8:42 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born July 24, 1959 in Wabash to Keith Swanson and Joyce (Castor) Livesay.
Sara Ellen Brane, 71, died Oct. 9. She was born Sept. 14, 1943.
Sara was buried in the Marion National Cemetery, Grant County.
JoAnne Livingston Mock, 84, North Manchester, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Timbercrest Senior Living Community. JoAnne was born on Oct. 7, 1930 in Johnstown, Pa. Her parents were James Livingston, a rural mail carrier, and Eva (Harshberger) Livingston, a homemaker.