Betty L. Glass

Betty Lu Glass, 91, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 7:20 p.m. at Englewood Health & Rehab, in Fort Wayne.     

Mrs. Glass worked at Our Sunday Visitor and Hunckler Products and then she worked in Fort Wayne as an in-home caregiver. She was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, in Huntington.

She was born April 16, 1925, in Shelbyville to John and Elizabeth Dewey Scudder. She married Bradley S. Glass, and he preceded her in death in 1968.

Safe at home


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North runner Sam Daugherty beats the throw to home from the Wabash catcher to pitcher in a scrimmage baseball game on Friday, March 24. Daugherty took off from third when the ball got past the Wabash catcher.

Dropping the bunt


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School softball player Aubrie Eckert drops a bunt down in an scrimmage game against visiting Wabash on Friday, March 24.

Joseph H. Nash

Joseph H. Nash, 66, of Jackson Township in Wells County, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 11 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Nash was a 1969 graduate of Southern Wells High School and served in the Indiana National Guard. He retired from International Union of Operating Engineers, where he was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Bluffton Lodge 145 F.&A.M, and was a long-time members of the Boehmer United Methodist Church in rural Liberty Center.

Keith B. Clark

Keith B. Clark, 83, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Coventry Meadows LLC in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Clark worked for Hostess for more than 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was an active member at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

He was born in Fort Wayne to Clarence and Tressa Clark. He was married to his wife, Anita, for more than 51 years.

Virginia J. 'Gini' Pearson

Virginia J. “Gini” Pearson, 76, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Pearson graduated from North Central High School. She was a secretary for many years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 Auxiliary and the American Legion, all of Huntington.

Joan L. Kruzan

Joan L. Kruzan, 86, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. at The Heritage of Huntington.

Mrs. Kruzan was a 1948 graduate of Sexton High School in Lansing, MI. She was a secretary at Northwest Elementary School in Huntington.

She was born on July 30, 1930, in Lansing, MI, to Carl W. and Henny E. Andersen Smith. She married Bill L. Kruzan on Dec. 28, 1957, in Lansing, and he survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Connie (Ed Daley) Kruzan, of Los Angeles, CA.

Henry McCoart

Henry McCoart, 76, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 6:52 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. McCoart worked as a foreman for Martin Construction and was a member of Iron Workers Local 147. He was a 1959 graduate of Wheelwright High School, in Kentucky.

He was born June 8, 1940, in Burton, KY, to Pete and Lizzie Perry McCoart. He married Laverne Salyers on May 29, 1961, in Clintwood, VA, and she survives.

Mary Ann South

Mary Ann South, 86, of Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 7 a.m. at Laurelwood Senior Living, in Dayton, OH.

Mrs. South was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Roanoke.

She was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Huntington to Casmire and Theodosia Hnajko Prus. She married James L. “Jim” South on Oct. 26, 1963, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2015.

Guy E. Engle

Guy Edward Engle, 90, of rural Bluffton, IN, and having ties to Markle, IN, died Thursday morning, March 23, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Engle graduated from Petroleum High School in 1946 and enlisted in the United States Air Force in August of the same year. Following his honorable discharge in July of 1949, he worked for Dunbar Furniture, in Berne, for nine years; in maintenance at Broadview Academy, in Illinois, for 18 years; and later in maintenance for several companies in the Wells County area. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Markle.

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