Jean A. Butts

Jean A. Butts, 69, of Andrews, IN, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital, in Fort Wayne, IN.

Mrs. Butts was a 1967 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School and had attended Clear Creek Township School for 11 years prior to consolidation. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and was involved with 4-H for many years.

She was born Sept. 23, 1949, in Huntington, to Leo and Evonne Karriger Scher.

Barbara A. Fields

Barbara A. Fields, 71, of Montpelier, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 2:20 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Fields was a 1966 graduate of Rye Cove High School, in Clinchport, VA.  She had retired from United Technology in Huntington, and had also worked for Premix, UTI, Hayes Lemmerz in Huntington and Pizza King.

She was born Feb. 26, 1948, in Norton, VA, to William F. and Lettie A. Hill Carter.

Charles R. 'Charlie' Topp

Charles R. “Charlie” Topp, 73, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 7:10 p.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Tommy R. 'Noodle' Nolen

Tommy R. “Noodle” Nolen, 62, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Nolen was a factory worker and had worked at Midwest in Huntington.

He was born Jan. 2, 1957, in Huntington to Edger E. and Peggy J. Mygrant Nolen.

Survivors include a daughter; and a brother, Bill (Teresa) Nolen, of Huntington.

Calling is Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. A private graveside will be held at a later date.

Thomas R. 'Tom' Kaehr

Thomas Ryan “Tom” Kaehr, 43, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 4:30 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, in Fort Wayne, after a prolonged battle with colon cancer.

Mr. Kaehr was a graduate of Huntington North High School. He attended College Park United Brethren Church.

He was the son of Robert E. “Bob” and Winnifred H.B. “Winnie Suski Kaehr, and they survive.

Also surviving are three daughters, Shianne Keener, Kitana Keener and Samanatha L. Waikel; a son, Devin D. Kaehr; a sister, Renee H. Kaehr;  and a grandchild, Kahyden Waikel.

Norma M. Branham

Norma M. Branham, 80, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Parkview Regional Center, in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Branham retired as an inspector for E-Systems Memcor Division in Huntington.  She was a member of Faith Community Church.

Nilah J. Kohls

Nilah Joyce Kohls, 80, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Hickory Creek at Huntington.           

Mrs. Kohls was a 1956 graduate of Fort Wayne North Side High School.  She was a homemaker and a farmer’s wife.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Kohls was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Fort Wayne to Niles and Lola L. Kurtz Castator.  She married Alfred Kohls on Jan. 26, 1957, and he survives.

HU softball squad 1-1 on Wednesday

The Huntington University softball team went 1-1 on the third day of the Tucson Invitational on Wednesday, March 20, in Tucson, AZ.

The Foresters, 3-5, opened the day with a 5-4 loss to Central College in eight innings before rebounding with a 12-2 rout of MacMurray College.

Betty J. Clem

Betty J. Clem, 85, of LaFontaine, IN, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 4:40 a.m. at Rolling Meadows Health Care Center, in LaFontaine.

Mrs. Clem was a graduate of Wabash High School. She was actively involved in the Civil Defense and a member of Eagles Lodge.

She was born Jan. 12, 1934, in Wabash to Theodore and Irene Pratt Phillips. She married Edward Clem, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn (Larry) Sloan, of Kentucky; Victoria Harke, of Arizona; and Tara Nicodemus, of Wabash; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Marden 'Harlan' Warren

Marden “Harlan” Warren, 86, of Swayzee, IN, and having family in LaFontaine, IN, died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 9:20 p.m. at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown.

Mr. Warren moved with his family to Swayzee in 1946. He was a die maker at Fisher Body and retired in 1986, at which time he and his wife moved to Florida. After living in Florida for 20 years, they moved back to Indiana. He was a member of UAW 977.


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