Karen L. Parsons

David A. Ray, 44, of Roanoke, IN, died Monday, July 25, 2016, in an automobile accident in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Ray graduated in 1990 from Huntington North High School. He had worked for Sodexo at Huntington University for 16 years as the head chef. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, in Huntington.

He was born Sept. 26, 1971, in Huntington to Norbin and Beryl Gregory Ray. His mother survives in Huntington. He married Christy Holley on June 12, 1993, in Auburn, and she survives.

David A. Ray

David A. Ray, 44, of Roanoke, IN, died Monday, July 25, 2016, in an automobile accident in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Ray graduated in 1990 from Huntington North High School. He had worked for Sodexo at Huntington University for 16 years as the head chef. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, in Huntington.

He was born Sept. 26, 1971, in Huntington to Norbin and Beryl Gregory Ray. His mother survives in Huntington. He married Christy Holley on June 12, 1993, in Auburn, and she survives.

Maxine L. Schenkel

Maxine L. Schenkel, 95, of Bluffton, IN, and having ties to Roanoke, IN, died early Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016, at her home.

Mrs. Schenkel graduated from Bluffton High School in 1938 and worked for Farm Bureau Insurance, in Bluffton, for 15 years. She was a former member of Six Mile Church and Bluffton First Church of the Nazarene. She was a long-time member of the Poplar Grove Home Economics Club.

Raymond J. karst

Raymond J. Karst, 95, of Fort Wayne, and a former resident of Huntington County, IN, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Ashton Creek Health and Rehabilitation, in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Karst graduated from Huntington Catholic High School and served in the United States Army during World War II. He was the owner and operator of Crescent Avenue Gardens, in Fort Wayne, until retiring and wintering in Florida. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, in Huntington.

Virgil V. Leach

Virgil V. Leach, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 1:14 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Leach worked for many years as a welder for several different organizations.

He was born March 5, 1939, in Uniondale to Clayton and Bertha Leach. He married Patty Myers, and she preceded him in death in 2007. He was formerly married to Ann Eiting-Boyle.

Phillip E. 'Phil' Keefer

Phillip E. “Phil” Keefer, 85, of Sevierville, TN, and a former resident of Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Mr. Keefer was a member of First Baptist Church in Sevierville, TN. He retired from Dana Corp. in Marion. He was a 49-year Mason and was a member of Mountain Star Lodge 197; Kerbela Shrine Temple, in Knoxville, TN; and Great Smoky Mountain Shrine Club.

He was born June 25, 1931, to Elmer and Helen Mote Keefer. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jackie Keefer. He is survived by his current wife, Carolyn S. Munday Keefer.

Maria Ceravolo

Maria Stilo Ceravolo, 81, of Pizzo Calabria, Italy, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Pizzo Calabria.

Mrs. Ceravolo was a member of Chiesetta di Pizzo Stazione Catholic Church.

She was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Pizzo Calabria to Giuseppe and Teresa Stilo. She married Vincenzo “Rocco” Ceravolo, and he preceded her in death.

Several get top honors for their floriculture work

Results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H floriculture project have been announced.

They are:

Grade 3-4
Hannah Haupert and Eva Marley, champions, with merit.
Phoebe Landrum and Chloe White, reserve champions, with merit.

Blue ribbons, with merit: Brooke Wall, Audrey Bledsoe and Jalee Bowers.

Grade 5-6
Taryn Jojola, Kinsey Strine and Keller Whicker, champions, with merit.
Justin Hladik, reserve champion, with merit.

Blue ribbon with merit: Emma Hosier.

Kinsey and Bryant light it up in electric

Results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H electric project have been announced.

They are:

Division 1
Brayden Kinsey, champion, with merit.
Logan Richison, reserve champion, with merit.

Blue ribbon with merit: Cobe Crawford.

Blue ribbons: Nathaniel Alwine, Eli Conwell, Devon Denes, Nathaniel Elliott, Matthew Rittenhouse and Levi Shane.

Red ribbons: Madeline Fairchild,  Owen Follis, Charleigh Rupert, Isaac Smelser and Wyatt Taylor.

Division 2
Blue ribbon with merit: Eliza Wohlford.

Name champs in collections judging

Here are the complete results of the 2016 Huntington County 4-H Fair Collections projects:

Grades 3-5
Shaylyn Suchcicki and Anna Elliott, champions with merit.

Blue ribbons: Brock Fippen, Emma Hosier and Megan Lickey

Red ribbons: Michael Barnum and Hanna Surfus.

Grades 6-8
Vivian Hinshaw, champion with merit; Samuel Elliott, reserve with merit.

Blue ribbons with merit: Zachary Ramp and Colin Suchcicki.

Blue ribbons: Hailey Alford, Drew Briggs, Ian Lindsey and Audra Neal.

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