June I. Walters

June I. Walters, 90, of Markle, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

Mrs. Walters was a homemaker and was of Cherokee heritage. She was born June 14, 1927, in Oklahoma City, OK, to C.F. and Lula Timmons Penrod. She married Lewis A. Walters on July 4, 1976, and he survives.

Arthur A. Gaston

Arthur A. Gaston, 91, of North Manchester, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at 3:50 p.m. at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Mr. Gaston graduated in 1944 from Urbana High School. He was a dairy farmer for 41 years and had also worked at Wagner Industries, in Wabash, for 11 years; Timbercrest Senior Living Community, in North Manchester, for 21 years; and Deneve Insulations, in North Manchester, for 13 years.

Cory D. Shenefield

Cory David Shenefield, 32, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at 10:09 p.m. at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Mr. Shenefield was a 2003 graduate of Southwood High School. He worked at Clover Blossom Honey, in LaFontaine, and was a member of Beekeepers of Indiana. He volunteered at The Access Youth Center, in Wabash.

He was born Jan. 19, 1985, in Wabash and is survived by his parents, David (Gloria) Shenefield and Sherill (Dave) Ulshafer, both of Wabash.

He is also survived by his girlfriend, Emily Losher.

Jerry L. 'Sammy' Schreiber

Jerry Lee “Sammy” Schreiber, 75, of Markle, IN, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, in Markle.

He was born June 17, 1942, in Bluffton to William L. and Mamie Deam Schreiber.

Survivors include two brothers, David Schreiber, of Roanoke, and Donald (Rosemary) Schreiber, of Liberty Center; a sister, Janet Pence, of Bluffton; and a brother-in-law, Vaughn (Marlene) Macon, of Bluffton.

The family will hold a private service. Burial will be at Six Mile Cemetery, in Bluffton.

Local cancer survivor uses faith, friends, family to win fight

Kathy Carnes (left), a breast cancer survivor, and her husband, Ron, enjoy the view outside their Huntington home. She recently marked a year since she has been cancer free. Ron Carnes was named the 2017 Caregiver of the Year by the Huntington Relay for Life for his efforts in helping his wife beat the disease.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Nov. 6, 2017.

A year after Kathy Carnes was cleared as cancer-free, she asked her three adult children to write down their thoughts about how they felt when they were told she had breast cancer.

She was surprised by their responses.

“I was shocked that they thought I was going to die,” she says. “I didn’t realize how seriously they took my diagnosis.”

Her middle daughter, Natalie Burgess, said her mother’s diagnosis caused her to think about her own mortality.

Breakfast for the veterans


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jamie Groves (left) dishes up a plate of food for veteran Brian Reeder during a breakfast on Friday, Nov. 10, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington. Sheriff Terry Stoffel coordinated the annual breakfast, which was prepared and served by members of his staff, Indiana State Police and other law enforcement officers. The officers also handed out T-shirts to the hundreds of veterans in attendance.

LaMont Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Marie Gerrard (right) is the recipient of the 2017 Herbert D. LaMont Award, presented by Diane Adams, daughter of LaMont’s wife, the late Kay LaMont. Gerrard was recognized during the Pathfinder Services annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Huntington PAL Club. Gerrard, a former employee of Pathfinder Services, was tapped for the award for her support of the organization over many years and her work with people having developmental disabilities.

Service to veterans


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Leona Van Meter (left), of Peabody Retirement Community, in North Manchester, explains services available to United States Army Reserve veteran Rex Plasterer, of Roanoke, during the Veterans Expo held Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Huntington National Guard Armory. A total of 28 vendors, including military organizations, elected representatives and the YMCA were on hand to offer special services and discounts to the veterans in attendance.

Veteran speak


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

United States Army veteran Jim Shoustal (left) chats with Huntington County Veterans Service Officer Tim Eckert at the Veterans Expo Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the National Guard Armory in Huntington. It is the second year for the event, which seeks to connect veterans with services such as VA health care enrollment, obtaining military records and employment.

Gethsemane food pantry to distribute on Nov. 16

The Gethsemane Ministries food pantry will be open on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gethsemane Ministries is at 2239 Hartman St.

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