Obituaries


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Albert “Leonard” Lawrence

January 20, 2015

Albert “Leonard” Lawrence, 88, passed away on January 18, 2015, at Timbercrest Senior Living in North Manchester, Indiana. He was born on June 10, 1926 to Herbert “Mike” and Grace (Mullinix) Lawrence.  He was retired as Superintendent of ...

Ray Bakehorn

January 19, 2015

Ray Bakehorn, 67, peacefully passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born May 13, 1947 in Peru to Clifford and Mary Bakehorn. He graduated from Peru High School in 1966. He married Bonnie Helton on July...

Norma Smith Blackman (Gattoli)

Norma Smith Blackman of Peru IN and Denver CO, went home to Heaven on January 16, 2015 in Denver at the age of 93.  A long time Peru native, she was the daughter of Henri Gattoli and Dorothy Whitney Gattoli.  She was the wife of retired Peru Police...

Jeffery (Rooster) Lynn Massey

January 19, 2015

Jeffery Lynn Massey (Rooster), 65, rural Kokomo, passed away January 15, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born October 19, 1949 in Peru, IN, the son of Fred Jr. and Virginia (Brooks) Massey. He was a 1968 graduate of North Miam...

Richard Stanley Lukas

January 24, 2015

Embraced by the love of his family, Rich (74) passed away peacefully, at home, on January 14, 2015, after a two year battle with recurrent prostate cancer. He was born in Hammond, IN to Virginia (Talarak) and Stanley Lukaszyk on October 30, 1940. ...

Craig E. Russo

January 16, 2015

Craig E. Russo (48), peacefully passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 4:10 a.m. He was born March 14, 1966 in Peru, Indiana to Daniel J. Russo and Kanda V. (Mann) Russo. He was preceded in death by his son, Layne Russo; brother, Nathan Russo;...

Lula E. Bookwalter (Steele)

Lula E. Bookwalter, 95, of Peru, Indiana was called to her eternal home at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was born in Wabash, Indiana on January 27, 1920 to Earl Steele and Clara (Scott) Steele. Both parents preceded her in death as well as...

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Paul E. Rouch

January 15, 2015

Paul E. Rouch (86), passed away at 2:45 p.m. on January 11th, 2015, surrounded by loving family. Paul received his greatest reward when he saw Jesus and went to his heavenly home. He was born on September 13th, 1928 in Fulton County, IN to Charles...

Kathy Lynn Hoge (Zeller)

Kathy Lynn (Zeller) Hoge, 56, of Peru, passed away January 7, 2015. She passed peacefully in her home of heart failure. She was born April 27, 1958 in Defiance, Ohio to Larry & Betty Zeller . As a teenager, she moved to the Peru area with her ...

Patrick M. Hann

January 13, 2015

Patrick M. Hann, 64, Twelve Mile, passed away January 6, 2015 at Logansport Memorial Hospital.  He was born February 26, 1950, in Greenfield, OH, the son of Russell E. and Beatrice L. (Mossbarger) Hann. On December 1, 2008, he married Kelly Barnes, ...

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Lloyd E. Oldfather

January 9, 2015

Lloyd E. Oldfather, 81, Peru, passed away Monday, January, 5, 2015 at home surrounded by family after an extended illness. Lloyd took God's hand and walked again. He was born November 6, 1933 in Miami, Indiana, the son of Gail F. Oldfather and Mad...

Elizabeth (Betty) A. Gray (Mehl)

January 6, 2015

Elizabeth (Betty) A. Gray entered into her eternal rest at home the afternoon of December 31, 2014 surrounded by her two daughters and granddaughter. Betty had been in declining health since March, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents and i...

Raymond Everett Kling

December 19, 2014

Raymond "Everett" Kling, 90, a lifelong resident and Miami county farmer, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday December 15, 2014 at his home. He was born February 21, 1924 to Osa Clymer Kling and Angal (Childers) Kling. He married Pa...

Dax Lee Connor

December 20, 2014

Dax Lee Connor, 5 months old, went to Heaven on December 12, 2014. He was born on July 11, 2014 to Shily Sloan Peru and Bradley Connor Peru. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson and nephew. He is survived by both parents, and a sister Alia Grac...

Bruce Adrian Marks

December 20, 2014

Bruce Adrian Marks, son of Kristopher and Rebekah Marks (Slack), lived and died in the womb, being born on December 12, 2014, at St. Vincent's Hospital at Frankfort, Indiana. Bruce is survived by grandparents Michael and Cindy Peconga of (Peru) an...

Ruth Ann Boettjer (Scott)

December 16, 2014

Ruth Ann Boettjer, 75, of Mexico, Indiana, passed away at her home on December 11, 2014. She was born in Peru, Indiana on March 25, 1939, to Robert and Lucille (Ricks) Scott.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She married Frederick L. “Fred...

Sherril Ann Wilcox (Floyd)

December 15, 2014

Sherril Ann Wilcox (59) passed away on December 10, 2014 at 6:20 AM with her daughter by her side at Northwood Village in Kokomo, Indiana. She was born on November 21, 1955 to Don and Marilyn Floyd. Both survive in Bunker Hill, Indiana. Sherry's p...

Viola Virginia Minick (Stewart)

December 11, 2014

Viola Virginia Minick (82) passed away at her home on December 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM. She was born on November 29, 1932 in Hanover, Arkansas to Walter and Mary Stewart She was one of seven sisters and six brothers. She is preceded in death by both p...

Wanda K. Coleman (Burgan)

December 10, 2014

Wanda K. Coleman (72) passed away on December 2, 2014 at her home. She was born in Peru, Indiana on September 22, 1942 to John and Ruby Burgan. She retired from Decision Information Systems. She is survived by two daughters, Christy Donathan (J(oe...

Melvin "Mel" Lee Douglass

November 26, 2014

Melvin "Mel" Lee Douglass, 72, of Walton, IN went to be with our Lord at 10:15 PM Sunday evening, November 23rd, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Kokomo. Melvin was born October 12, 1942 to the late Kenneth F. Douglass and Helen Deisch Douglass, who surv...

Margaret Ann McKee (Schafer)

November 29, 2014

Margaret Ann McKee, 92, of Bunker Hill IN passed away at Dukes Hospital On November 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM. She was born on October 4, 1922 to Oris D. and Nina Schafer. On May 2, 1943, she married John F. McKee, who preceded her in death in 2009. The...

Willa J. "Jane" Labar

November 22, 2014

Willa J. “Jane” Labar, 63, Peru, passed away at 10:56pm on November 19, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana . Jane was born on February 4, 1951 in West Virginia to James L. Oldaker and Betty (Johns) Combs.  They preceded her in ...

Melvin H. White

November 21, 2014

Melvin H. White, 78, Bunker Hill, Indiana passed away Sunday November 16, 2014 at Howard Regional Health System-Kokomo, Indiana. Melvin was born February 24, 1936 in Miami County to Verla and Vera (Finster) White. He was a graduate of Bunker Hill Hig...

James Daniel Hall Sr.

November 20, 2014

  James Daniel Hall, Sr., 68 of Bunker Hill, IN went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 16 at 3:40 a.m. surrounded by his loving family at his residence. He was born in Lexington, KY on June 17, 1946 to the late M...

Delores E. Robison (Boswell)

October 31, 2014

Delores E. Robison, 81, passed away at Blair Ridge Health Campus Monday, October 27. She was born November 14, 1932 in Miami County, Indiana, the daughter of Hugh and Ruth Boswell. She graduated from Chili High School in 1950. She graduated from M...
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