Obituaries

Mary R. Shewman (Sowers)

February 28, 2015

Mary R. Shewman (Sowers) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Mary was born in Miami County, Indiana on July 15, 1923. She married William B. Shewman, also of Miami County, in  1945. They had four children: Errol of Grand Rap...

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Jouit D. Willis

February 25, 2015

Jouit D. Willis passed away peacefully February 21, 2015 at Millers Merry Manor with wife, Virginia, daughter, Carla, and brother, Bobby at his side. He was born on April 9, 1933 in Patsy County, Kentucky and moved with his family to Peru at age five...

Rose Brannum (Tyler)

Rose Brannum (Tyler), 83, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rose was born on July 31, 1931 to Walter "Perry" and Anna(Newburn) Tyler in Warsaw, Indiana. She attended Peru High School. She m...

Bertha "Susie" Elizabeth Selvidge

February 27, 2015

"Susie" Bertha Elizabeth Selvidge, 73, passed away on February 21,2015 at 5:05 PM at her residence with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Biggs and mother, Miriam Case, and her husband, Jimmy Lee Selvidge.  Also he...

Judith "Judie" E. Constable (Pulley)

February 27, 2015

Judith 'Judie' E. Constable, 67 of Peru, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015. She was born on February 10, 1948, in Marion Indiana, a daughter of Paul J. and Mary L. (Ward) Pulley. She married David L. Constable on December 2, 1978 i...

Mildred Arlene Sarver (Friend)

February 22, 2015

Mildred Arlene Sarver, 100, of Peru passed away at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor in Peru. She was born on January 8, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Bertha (Dewald) Friend of Peru. On March 13, 1937, Mildred married R...

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Edwin "Ed" L. Brown

February 23, 2015

Edwin “Ed” L. Brown, 86, passed away on February 17, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor. He was born in Peru, Indiana on February 20, 1928 to Floyd and Irene (Cushman) Brown.  They preceded him in death.  He married Betty Jayne Shank on January ...

James (Lucky) Roy Howard

February 20, 2015

James Roy Howard (Lucky), 67, lost his battle with Alzheimer's Monday, February 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm at his home with his family and friends. Jim was loved by many, he was a great friend, brother, father and husband. Before he started his fight wit...

Mercedis Elizabeth Fenton (Bloom)

February 19, 2015

Mercedis Elizabeth Fenton celebrated her Victory in Christ at 8:46 pm Saturday evening, February 14, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Surrounded by family, she passed comfortably knowing many loved her and that she was in God's hand...

Richard (Ricky) V. Williams

February 16, 2015

Richard V. Williams (Ricky) passed away peacefully on the morning of February 12, 2015 after a short battle with cancer, with his wife and son by his side. He was born in Washington State on August 25, 1951 to Junior Van Williams and Doris Jean Cooks...

Wayne E. Downham

February 13, 2015

Wayne E. Downham (88) passed away on February 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru, Indiana with his family by his side. Wayne was born to Clarence and Eva (Shirar) Downham on September 15, 1926 in Howard County, Indiana. He ...

Mark D. Fisher

February 17, 2015

Mark D. Fisher of Atlanta, Georgia, son of Norma and Bill Biddle of Peru and the late Dennis P. Fisher, passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2015. Mark was born and raised in Peru, where he graduated from Peru High School in 1976. He went on t...

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Donald W. Floyd, Sr.

February 10, 2015

A wonderful man went to the arms of God the 6th of February, 2015 at the St. Vincent Heart Center after an unexpected heart event. Donald was born in Brazil, Indiana on July 5, 1934. He served 21 years in the United States Air Force and 20 years i...

James Monroe Baker

February 7, 2015

James Monroe Baker passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on February 2, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, In. He was born on November 11, 1959 to Arthur and Marcialeen Baker of Peru, In. Surviving are his son Brian Baker, Peru, ...

James Clarence Roberts

February 5, 2015

James "Jim" Clarence Roberts, 41, of Peru, went home to the Lord on Saturday, January 30th, 2015. Jim was the first born child to Denver Roberts and Barbara Binnion of Peru. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents J.C. and Martha Robert...

Kenneth Dale Miller Sr.

February 7, 2015

Kenneth Dale Miller Sr. (Amboy) passed away January 30, 2015 at his residence. He was born July 27, 1939 in Peru IN. The son of Elmer and Daisy (Duke) Millet He was a member of Cadets of the Civil Air Patrol of Troy, OH in 1957. He worked for Square ...

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Jeffry Dean Yater

January 31, 2015

Jeffry Dean Yater's "born to be wild" spirit was set free to once again "head out on the highway", January 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jeff was the second of five children born to Alice (Keith) and Clyde Yate...

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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 ...

Richard Edward Sampson Jr.

There is something beautiful about a life well-lived. When someone consistently lives out their values in a somewhat quiet manner, others notice - and are blessed by their legacy. Embraced by the love of his family, it is with deep sympathy that R...

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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