Obituaries

Hubert "Hoot" Price Gibson

November 28, 2016


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Hubert "Hoot" Price Gibson, 80, of Peru, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Monday, November 28 in Kokomo, IN. He was born March 23, 1936 to Virginia and Carl Gibson. He was married to his sweetheart Judy Hamby who preceded him in death in 1991. Hubert,...

Shirley Marie (Schram) Gahs

November 23, 2016

Shirley Marie (Schram) Gahs, age 86, Peru, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 1:30pm at Rolling Meadows Health Care, LaFontaine, IN, after an extended battle with dementia. She was born on March 10th...

Donna Jean (Spurgeon) Hendrich

November 23, 2016

Donna Jean Spurgeon-Hendrich was born September 1, 1959 in Peru, Indiana to Donald Spurgeon and Ruth Gridley. She lived in Peru most of her life. She passed away unexpectedly on November 23, 2016. Donna was a 1977 graduate of Peru High School. She da...

Bruce E. Rose

November 17, 2016


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Bruce E. Rose 48, Peru, passed away suddenly on November 17, 2016 at his home. He was born in Peru, In. on July 31, 1968 to Martin & Fluffy Rose. Bruce grew up in Bunker Hill and was a 1986 graduate of Maconaquah High school. After graduation...

Joyce Ann Menser

November 14, 2016

Joyce Ann Menser passed away at 11:55pm on November 14, 2016 at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru. Joyce was the wife of retired United Methodist minister, Rev. Hal Menser. He survives. She is also survived by children David Barron, Tammy Gochenour,...

Phyllis Joan (Boyer) Garber

November 11, 2016

Phyllis Joan Garber, 85, Peru, stepped into glory at 2:00AM Friday, November 11, 2016 at Hickory Creek in Peru. She was born January 23, 1931 to James R. and Martha C. (Fisher) Boyer. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, V...

Mary Lee (Headley) Rickey

November 10, 2016

Mary Lee (Headley) Rickey of Kokomo, Indiana passed away at 4:28 pm on November 10, 2016 in Tipton, Indiana. She was born to Maurice and Lela Headley on November 4, 1943 in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas. She has a daughter Kimberly Dawn Headley Rickey...

Lawrence E. (Jack) Gothard

November 9, 2016


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Lawrence E. (Jack) Gothard of Rantoul, Illinois formerly of Peru passed away at 3:12 pm on November 9, 2016 in Savoy, Illinois. He was born to O. Lawrence Gothard and Pauline Sivits Gothard on November 21, 1928 in Peru. He married Marjorie Vinson on ...

Betty Marie (Arbuckle) Keyser Vrooman

November 9, 2016

Betty Marie (Arbuckle) Keyser Vrooman, 87, passed into her eternal resting place with our Heavenly Father on November 9, 2016 at her home in Peru surrounded by family. She was born in Peru, Indiana on April 5, 1929 to Clifford and Georgia Ruth Arbuck...

Randy K. Hyde

November 6, 2016


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Randy K. Hyde, 67, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at his home. Randy was born in Newport, Rhode Island on July 16, 1949 to Floyd C. and Mary G. (Gerard) Hyde. He graduated from Peru High School and married Sandra J. (Rock) Hyde on April 2...

Conner Elton Gray

November 5, 2016

Conner Elton Gray, 19, of Peru, Indiana passed away at 2:12am on November 5, 2016 at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, after a long fight with two cancers. He was born at Dukes Hospital in Peru, Indiana on October 21, 1997 to R. Scott a...

Karen A. (Levarson) Torrence

November 5, 2016

Karen A. Torrence, 51, of Peru passed away at 8:30pm on November 5, 2016 at her residence. She was born on February 12, 1965 to John and Carolyn Levarson.  She was married to Chad Torrence.  He survives. In addition to her husband, Karen is s...

Jerry DueWayne Clark

October 30, 2016


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Jerry DueWayne Clark, 80, of Bunker Hill, died at 5:21 p.m. October 30, 2016 at his home. He was born in Garrett, Indiana, to Hubert Allen and Myrtle Marie (Killian) Clark.  He was a 1954 graduate of Garrett High School and married Sally Ann DeWi...

Lora (Emmerling) Mercer

October 28, 2016

Lora Mercer, 51, Peru, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Aperion Care. She was born on May 2, 1965 in East Liverpool, Ohio. She was the second youngest of six children born to Richard W. and Nancy J. (West) Emmerling. Lora is survived ...

Carolyn Sue Childress

October 27, 2016

Carolyn Sue Childress went to be with Jesus on October 27, 2016. She was born on August 27, 1939 to Lawrence and Gladys Wilkinson (Booe).  She leaves behind her beloved husband of 59 years, Carl.  They married in Williamsport, Indiana on August ...

Darrald Wilson Steffey

October 26, 2016


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Darrald Wilson Steffey went to see his Heavenly Father at 1:20 am on Wednesday October 26, 2016 surrounded by his family. Darrald was born on September 12,1942 in Bunker Hill, IN to Roberta and Darrald Steffey. Darrald married Regina in 1966, 1...

Murta J. (Black) Douglass

October 23, 2016

Murta J. Douglass, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at her home in Kokomo, Indiana. She was born in Peru on September 16, 1936 to the late Harold Black and Garnett (Resler) Black. Murta married the late Clinton Forest Doug...

Stephen (Steve) Michael Beverly

October 23, 2016

Stephen (Steve) Michael Beverly, 70, of Springfield passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Springfield Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio.  He was born October 16, 1946 in Peru, Indiana, the son of the late Donald K. and Ruth E. (Bender) ...

Yvonne (Fay) (Stapleton) Spohn

October 23, 2016

Yvonne (Fay) Spohn passed away Sunday October, 23 2016 at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer. Fay was born on June 6, 1942 in Alvin, Wisconsin to Ray and Eva (Donathan) Stapleton. Fay was a strong woman of faith and a member of First Assembl...

Salvatore P. Cincotta

October 23, 2016

Salvatore “Sal” P. Cincotta went to his eternal rest on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the age of 83, surrounded by family. Sal was born on October 5, 1933 and will be dearly missed by his children: Ruth (Jim) Firkus, and Debra (Steve) Altergott....

Russell Dean Scott

October 19, 2016


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Russell Dean Scott, 77, went to his heavenly home October 19, 2016. He was born on March 25, 1939 to Robert and Lucille (Ricks) Scott. He served in the Navy from 1956-1960. He worked at Honeywell in Wabash as an inspector from 1960-1964. He then w...

William F. 'Bill' Butzin Jr.

October 19, 2016

William F. "Bill" Butzin, Jr., 56, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN after an extended illness. Bill was born in Peru, February 1, 1960 to William F. Sr. and Helen (Stephens) ...

Julia Ann (Hayworth) Berkheiser

October 15, 2016

Julia Ann Berkheiser, 75, of Peru passed away on October 15, 2016 in Florida. A housewife and lifelong resident of Peru, she was born on July 22, 1941 to Jack and Maxine Hayworth.  She married William J. Berkheiser in 1962.  He survives. She ...

Linda Sue (Sanderson) Arnett

October 6, 2016

Linda Sue Arnett, 57, passed away on Thursday morning, October 6, at her home surrounded by her family in Peru, IN. She was born November 11, 1958 in Dunedin, FL to Rudolph and Adell Sanderson. She met her husband, Jerry Arnett, while working a...

Michael Phillips Taylor

October 2, 2016

Michael Phillips Taylor, 62, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Michael was born on October 16, 1953 in Bremerton, Washington to James Taylor and Joan Phillips Taylor. On August 28, 1976, Michael married Cindy J. Flagg ...
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