Hazel I. Simon

Hazel I. Simon, 86, of Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Simon graduated from Roanoke High School in 1942. She was a member of Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, where she played piano for Sunday services for many years. She was a homemaker and worked at the Roanoke Drug Store for many years.

She was born May 25, 1924, in Huntington to Melvin and Edna Rupert Hoover. She married Rex A. Simon on Nov. 5, 1943, in Andrews. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1991.

Ora O. Gressley

Ora O. Gressley, 93, of Huntington, died Monday, July 5, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Gressley graduated from Huntington High School in 1936. He retired as a yard conductor from Erie Lackawanna-Conrail Railroad. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a member of the United Transportation Union, and Cum Double Sunday School class.

He was born on June 21, 1917, in Huntington County to John and May Dubbs Gressley. He married Viola Biddle on June 26, 1937. She preceded him in death on January 21, 2010.

Parks department, board to discuss budget at Thursday meeting

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department and the Huntington Park Board will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, July 8 at 9 a.m. at the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 745 Condit St.

The budget for 2011 will be discussed.


Charles D. 'Perry' Snowden

Charles D. "Perry" Snowden, 88, of Los Angeles, CA, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Friday, June 25, 2010.

Mr. Snowden worked as a brakeman on the Pennsylvania Railroad and served with the United States Navy before graduating from Indiana University. He swam competitively for the Huntington YMCA, the Navy, Indiana University and most recently with the National Veterans Golden Age Games. He was a past president of the IU Alumni Association and the Southern California Big Ten Club.

Donald R. 'Don' Allen

Donald R. "Don" Allen, 79, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Markle, IN, died Friday, July 2, 2010, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Allen worked as a Fort Wayne firefighter for 33 years, retiring in 1992. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 296, International Association of Firefighters Local 124, Aid Association to Lutherans, Peace Lutheran Church and the National Rifle Association.

He was born in Markle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Berniece.

Bill Thorne

Bill Thorne, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at 6 p.m. at his home.

He was retired from Thorne Insurance, where he served as owner from 1957 to 2005, and was a lifetime Wayne Township farmer. He was a member of Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge 333, and remained a member of the advisory board for Thorne Insurance. He graduated from Banquo High School in 1944.

Mr. Thorne was born in Huntington on Aug. 8, 1926, to Benjamin H. and Josephine Zook Thorne. He married Gladys L. Hedrick on Nov. 25, 1945. His wife survives in Warren.

Donna M. Kahn

Donna M. Kahn, 51, of Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at 10:20 p.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Kahn was a homemaker and volunteered at Perfect Paws Pet Rescue in Fort Wayne.

She was born Nov. 26, 1958, in Fort Wayne, to Keith L. and Dorothy J. Pope Deeter. Her parents survive in Indianapolis. She married James Kahn on Sept. 4, 1976. Her husband survives.

Dorothy A. Cook

Dorothy Ann Cook, 95, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, July 1, 2010, at 7:45 a.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Community Church and a former Sunday School teacher at Jefferson Christian Church, in addition to being a former Brownie Scout leader.

Mrs. Cook was born Feb. 9, 1915, in Salt Lick, KY, to Richard and Alice Purvis Ferguson. She married Ralph Cook Sr., and he preceded her in death in May 1996.

Huntington County Baseball announces tournament pairings for leagues

Huntington County Baseball leagues will begin tournament action on Tuesday, July 6, and will continue through championship games on July 15, 16 and 20.

Every tournament is double-elimination.

Clemente League (7-8-year-old boys)
The Clemente League tournament will begin on Tuesday, July 6, with a game pitting Kiwanis against VFW at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., Parkview will face Clear Creek.

PAL releases final scores and standings for regular season

The Huntington Police Athletic League has released its final scores and standings for the 2010 regular season. Results listed are from June 28 through July 1.

Coaches Pitch

On Monday, June 28, Welder Services beat Bowen Center 13-6.
Zay Leasing fell to Markle Health Center 10-4.
El Shaddai slipped by Bailey-Love 14-10.
Markle Health Center dropped one to Metro Kiwanis 16-10.


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