Obituaries

Faye I. McCain

April 21, 2017

Faye I. McCain, 89, of Peru, Indiana passed away on April 21, 2017 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. Faye was born in Ashland, Wisconsin, on December 11, 1927. On March 27, 1948, she married Carl W. McCain in Peru, Indiana, and he survives. She retired

Ollia Mae (Simmons) Lay

April 15, 2017

Ollia Mae Lay from Peru, Indiana, passed away peacefully in her home on April 15, 2017.   She is resting in Heaven after enjoying a long and fulfilling life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, loyal friend, and

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Arville Oren Mannies

April 10, 2017

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Arville Oren Mannies passed away after a long battle with Alzheimers Disease. Born on December 30, 1937, Arville was the son of Nellie Jane (Kerschner) and Charley Mannies.   He married Frances Lee Bender on July 15, 1

Michelle D. Orpurt

April 10, 2017

Michelle D. Orpurt, 41, of Peru passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo. She was born in Peru, Indiana on October 1, 1975 to Errol Orpurt and Florence Steele.  She was preceded in death by her father.  She is

Jewell Conley

April 10, 2017

Jewell Conley, 65, of Peru, Indiana was called home by her Heavenly Father on Monday, April 10, 2017. She was born in McNairy County, Tennessee on September 4, 1951 to Demus and Oda Bendall.  Jewell spent most of her life in Peru.  She is descri

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Maurice Lee Gordon

April 9, 2017

Maurice Lee Gordon, 78, of Peru, IN went to be with his Lord and Savior early Sunday morning, April 9, 2017, at his home in Peru, IN. He was born and raised in Randolph County in the town of Lynn, IN to William (Bill) Gordon and Edith Thornburg on Au

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James (Jim) Greg Stoner

April 9, 2017

James “Jim” Greg Stoner, 68, was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early morning hours of Sunday April 9th, 2017 at his residence. Jim was born July 27th, 1948 in Peru, Indiana to Merrill Frederick and Ada Charlene (Poor)

Ronald E. Billhimer

April 7, 2017

Ronald E. Billhimer, 72, passed away at 2:50am on April 7, 2017 at Blair Ridge Healthcare Center after a short battle with cancer. He was born on October 19, 1944 to Beatrice (Marquis) Billhimer and Edward R. Billhimer.  He is survived by several

Randy E. Garrett

April 4, 2017

Randy E. Garrett, 58, passed away on April 4, 2017 at Fort Wayne Hospital. He was born in Linton, Indiana to Marvin L. and Doris Garrett.  On September 12, 1981, he married Connie L. Garrett. Randy is survived by two children, Randy Garrett Sr

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Jerry M. Clark

April 3, 2017

Jerry M. Clark, 80, of Peru, Indiana on April 3, 2017 entered into his heavenly home, leaving his earthly struggles behind. Jerry was born on October 27, 1936 in Salem, Illinois to Clodie and Frieda (Parker) Clark.  He was preceded in death by hi

Rev. William (Buster) Thorn

April 3, 2017

Rev. William Thorn (Buster) was the first-born child of the late Mr. & Mrs. William and Queenie Thorn, born on April 5, 1930 in Burkville, Alabama. William was educated in the rural public schools of Lowndes County, Alabama.  There he also gave

Dixie Lou (Blankenship) Hanby

April 2, 2017

Dixie Lou Hanby (Blankenship) July 27, 1947 – April 2, 2017 Dixie Lou Hanby, 69, went to the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Dixie was born July 27, 1947 in Matewan, West V

Martha J. Thomas

March 31, 2017

Martha J. Thomas, 93, of Peru, Indiana passed away on March 31, 2017 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 20, 1924 in Peru, Indiana to George L. Thomas and Mary E. (Hiers) Thomas.  Martha is survived by one sister, Joan Fallstick

Billie Sue (Wallace) Kiefer

March 27, 2017

Billie Sue Kiefer, 79, of Peru, Indiana left for heaven March 27, 2017. She had been a resident of Blair Ridge for a couple of years. She was born on September 21, 1937 in Dickson, Tennessee to the late Thurman Chester Wallace and Christelle Kretchma

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Louis Austin Dagnen III

March 27, 2017

At 3:07am on March 27, 2017, Louis Austin Dagnen III joined our Lord after losing a battle with cancer.  He spent his last weeks at the Visiting Nurse Hospice in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they took excellent care of him. Born on September 5, 194

Elijah (Barney) Carl Hawkins

March 27, 2017

Elijah “Barney” Carl Hawkins, 77, of Peru, IN, was killed in an auto accident on March 27, 2017.  He was born on November 17, 1939 to Edward Carl and Goldie Mae (Schilling) Hawkins. Barney was born in Wawpecong, IN and was a lifelong Miami Co

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Marvin J. Pottenger

March 26, 2017

Marvin J. Pottenger, 85, of Denver, Indiana passed away on March 26, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor. He was born in Miami County on June 28, 1931 to Charles M. and Ada Marie (Clingpeel) Pottenger.  He married Barbara Morrison in 1959.  She survi

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Harold King Howell

March 26, 2017

Harold King Howell, 87, of Bunker Hill, Indiana passed away at 3:50pm on March 26, 2017 at Dukes Memorial Hospital. He was born in Peru, Indiana to King E. and Eva Howell on March 10, 1930. Harold served in the United States Navy in the Korean War

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James M. Hann Sr.

March 25, 2017

James M. Hann Sr., 70, of Peru, Indiana passed away at 6:42pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his home. He was born in Peru, Indiana on December 1, 1946 to Herbert and Kathryn Hann.  He married Debra Pike on September 22, 2007. Jim enlisted in

Pamela (Sunny) (Swantner) Holtzlander

March 24, 2017

Pamela “Sunny” Holtzlander, 60, passed away of natural causes on Friday, March 24, 2017 at her home in Peru, Indiana. She was born January 29, 1957 in Peru to John Joseph and Clarabel (Chester) Swantner of Chili, Indiana. Sunny was married

Molly M. (Rogers) Gambrell

March 23, 2017

Molly M. Gambrell, 83, of Peru, Indiana passed away on March 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born on November 12, 1933 in Irvin, Kentucky to Charles and Bertha (Baker) Rogers.  She married Jessie Gambrell, and was a homemaker. Molly is surv

Winifred M. (Marsh) Haalck

March 22, 2017

Winifred M. Haalck, 93, of Denver, Indiana passed away at 7:25pm on March 22, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor. She was born in Marion, Indiana on August 3, 1923 to Raymond and Gladys (Mart) Marsh.  She married J. Rex Haalck on December 31, 1943. 

Alice Faye (Sparks) Stewart

March 21, 2017

Alice Faye Stewart, 73, Peru, graduated to heaven, 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Life Care Center IN Rochester. Faye was born January 24, 1944 in Peru, Indiana. Faye went to be with our heavenly father Tuesday evening surrounded by he

Milagros (Milly) Sholty

March 19, 2017

Milagros (Milly) Sholty, 87 of Peru, Indiana passed away Sunday March 19, 2017 in Kokomo, Indiana. Milly was born to Eugenio Delos Santos and Delores Escobar in Santa Margarita Samar, Philippines on October 28, 1929 She married John R Sholty on

Irene Mildred Worden

March 17, 2017

Irene Mildred Worden passed away March 17, 2017 at her residence in Peru, IN surrounded by family. Irene was born on April 9, 1939 to James Robert and Esperanza Burns. She married Jack Worden on July 1, 1960 who preceded her in death on January 7, 20
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