Obituaries


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Carl Joseph Wold

October 14, 2017

Carl Joseph Wold, 77, of Peru, passed away peacefully at 3:10 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Kokomo. He was born in Radisson, Wisconsin on April 23, 1940 to Arthur C. and Josephine A. (Berhausen) Wold. As a child, he

Marie (Bailey) Burrous

October 13, 2017

Marie Bailey Burrous, 90, of Peru, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at 11:30 AM on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Millers Merry Manor in Peru. Marie was born on Nov 7, 1926 in Decoy, Breathett County Kentucky to Sebern and Icie Bailey who pre

Mark Allen Nichols

October 13, 2017

Mark Allen Nichols, born to George and Betty Nichols on July 11, 1958 in Mishawaka, Indiana passed away peacefully at home in Peru, Indiana surrounded by loved ones on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6:25am. Mark was a loving father, brother, uncle, a

Louise W. Parsons

October 3, 2017

Louise W. Parsons, 90, passed away at Blair Ridge Health Campus on October 3, 2017. She was the daughter of Archie C. and Crystal D. Wills of Irvine, Kentucky. She was married to Myron Francis on August 22, 1953. He drowned in a boating accident o

Joan Mooney

October 3, 2017

Joan Mooney, indulgent mother, loving wife and caring friend to many passed away on October 3, 2017 at the age of 87.  Joan was proud to have made her house a home for over 55 years alongside her loving husband Chuck who preceded her in death. In

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Jerry Russell

October 2, 2017

Jerry Russell passed away suddenly on Monday, October 2, 2017. Jerry was born December 25, 1947 to Galen and Violet (Applegate) Russell. He graduated from Caston High School in 1965. Jerry retired in 2015 and enjoyed spending time with his large f

Donald Lee (Luke) Purvis Jr.

September 29, 2017

Donald Lee (Luke) Purvis Jr. went home to be with his Lord on Friday, September 29, 2017. Donald was born to Donald and violet Purvis on October 15, 1961. Luke enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His brothers and sisters in Christ

Phyllis Jeanne (Greenwald) Duncan

September 27, 2017

Phyllis Jeanne Duncan, 72, formerly of 309 Loveland Avenue, passed away early in the morning of September 27, 2017. She had recently been a resident at Aperion Estates. She had lived in Peru, Indiana for most of her life. Phyllis was born in Peru

Juanita K. (Olivarez) Niño

September 20, 2017

Juanita (Khan) Niño, 78, Bunker Hill, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother, grandmother and friend. She was born February 11, 1939 in San Benito, Texas

Thomas William Sharp

September 16, 2017

Thomas William Sharp (56) of Peru, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Saturday September 16, 2017. Thomas was born January 25, 1961 to William Earl Sharp and Mary Jane Sharp. Tom enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Every year, he

Marjorie Alice Sonafrank

September 14, 2017

Marjorie Alice Sonafrank, 91, of Bunker Hill, passed away peacefully at 5:36 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Hickory Creek Healthcare in Peru. The eldest child of the late Paul Jehu and Ruth Ethel Hutchcroft Wickersham, she was born in Kokomo Fe

Donna Jean (Grissom) Droscha

September 9, 2017

Donna Jean Droscha (71) left for her true and eternal home on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Ron, her husband of 48 years, and their legacy…children Diana (Matt) Yoo, Laurie (Eric) Smoldt, Andrea (Matt) Hayden and Scott (Tammy) Droscha and 13 gran

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Robert L. Keller

September 6, 2017

Robert L. Keller, 82 of Peru passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.  He was born on September 10, 1934 in Peru and was the son of Elbert and Julia (Flagg) Keller. He was a life-long member of the Peru Church of the

Norma Jean (Pope) Hiers

September 5, 2017

Norma Jean (Pope) Hiers, of Macy, Indiana, our angel on earth went to be an angel in heaven on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:10am a Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born on December 26, 1940 in Peru, Indiana to Cecil and Mary (S

John Henry Engel

September 4, 2017

John Henry Engel, 98 of Peru passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 in Community Howard Regional Hospital, Kokomo. He was born in Cass County on November 29, 1918 to Charles P. and Elsie M. (Garber) Engel. On July 7, 1939, he married Vera L. (Klise) E

Betty A. Weaver

September 4, 2017

Betty A. Weaver, 71, Peru, died at 1:15pm on Monday, September 4, 2017 at her home. She was born November 11, 1945 in Miami county to Emerson and Bessie (Wheeler) Miller. Betty worked at Pizza Hut and Wendy's. where she loved making the pizzas and

Ruth Ellen (Reed) Blair

September 3, 2017

Ruth Ellen (Reed) Blair passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a lifelong resident of Miami County and was born on March 12, 1928 to Leo J and Nellie E Reed, both whom have preced

Brian Eugene Sommers

September 1, 2017

Brian Eugene Sommers, age 40 of Henderson KY, passed away at 2:22am Friday, September 1, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN Brian was born on May 14, 1977 in Kokomo, IN to Carolyn Sommers and Dale A. Sommers Brian was an extra

Diana Lynn (Clem) Fickle

August 31, 2017

Diana "Lynn" Fickle, 61, of Peru, IN, passed away at home on August 31, 2017. She was born in Logansport, IN November 10, 1955 to the late Edward Clem and Marjorie Clem. She was a graduate of Peru High School, class of 1973. She was a hard worker

Jada Miracle Scott

August 31, 2017

Jada Miracle Scott, infant, of Peru passed away on August 31, 2017. She was born to Joseph E. and Latoya D. (Johnson) Scott.  They survive.  She is also survived by sisters Janiyah L. Scott and Javon L. Scott, and brothers Joseph E. Scott Jr. an

Adwena Nester

August 30, 2017

Adwena Nester (52) went home to the Lord on August 30, 2017, at 3:21PM; surrounded by those who loved her. She was born in Bunker Hill, IN. at Grissom Air Force Base on January 29, 1965.  Adwena was a long time employee at Dukes Memorial Hospital

Darle Gene Azbell

August 27, 2017

Darle Gene Azbell, 74, of Peru, IN, passed away at home on August 27, 2017 after a courageous 3 month battle with brain cancer. He was born in Denver, IN on May 30, 1943 to the late Thurman and Lova Snyder Azbell. He was a graduate of Rochester Hi

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Garold (Gary) Lee Armstrong

August 24, 2017

Garold “Gary” Lee Armstrong (78) passed away August 24, 2017 at 1:34 P.M. at Aperion Care in Peru, IN. Gary was born in Bunker Hill, IN on October 19, 1938 to Joseph and Edna Armstrong (deceased). Gary was a Navy Veteran, worked over 30 years

Ruth June Richardson

August 22, 2017

Ruth June Richardson, 89, passed away August 22, 2017. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Howard J. and son, Thomas Howard. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Linda and son in law,

MaryAnn (Prather) Buckles

August 20, 2017

MaryAnn Buckles passed away at 12:29am on August 20, 2017 in Kokomo, IN.  Mary Ann was born on October 6, 1941 in Roxie, MS to Harvey and Hannah (Lehmann) Prather. She was a member of the Red Hat Society.  She worked at Ben Franklin department stor
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