Loretta Lucas

Loretta Lucas, 65, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at 4:27 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Lucas had been employed by Magnetek in Huntington for 20 years, retiring in 1997.

She was born March 18, 1943, in Buckingham, KY, to Robert and Dorthula Hall Stanley. Her mother survives in Buckingham, KY. She married Benny Lucas on Feb. 23, 1963, in Clintwood, VA. Her husband survives.

HU women beat Taylor to win MCC tournament

Huntington University women's basketball player Ryleigh Carr goes in for two points during the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament championship game against Taylor on Monday, March 3.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Jenna Donaldson hit a clutch 3-pointer late in the game and added four free throws in the waning moments to help the Huntington University women’s basketball team claim the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament crown over visiting Taylor University, 65-60 on Monday, March 2.

Donaldson’s trey with 8:30 to play gave the Forester women, 24-6, the lead for good at 49-47. She then hit four free throws as time wound down to help HU, ranked 16th in the NAIA, hold off the 25th-ranked Taylor women.

Michael T. 'Mike' Black

Michael Travis "Mike" Black, 63, of Cromwell, IN, and a former resident of Uniondale, IN, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at his home.

Lawrence L. 'Shorty' Guenin

Lawrence L. "Shorty" Guenin, 92, of rural LaFontaine, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Guenin had farmed in Grant and Wabash counties. He was a member and past Worshipful Master of LaFontaine Lodge 295 F&AM, a worthy patron of Eastern Star, and a member of Metosinia Lodge 533 of I.O.O.F. He was a 1935 graduate of LaFontaine High School and had previously lived in the Sweetser and Van Buren areas.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

PASTIME
Men's High Game: Dave Satchwill, 267; Allan Burris, 258.
Men's High Series: Allan Burris, 725; Dave Satchwill, 706.
Most Over: Josh Bowers, +82; Rex Luey, +66.

SERVICED MIXED
Women's High Game: Stacey Bischoff, 243; Jenni Elzey, 212.
Women's High Series: Stacey Bischoff, 637; Jenni Elzey, 539.
Most Over: Stacey Bischoff, +62; Jenni Elzey, +36.
Men's High Game: Eric Allred, 246; Ivan Wilhelm, 233.
Men's High Series: Kevin Allred, 639; Matt Elzey, 635.
Most Over: Ivan Wilhelm, +65; Greg McHenry, +64.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 212; Billy Mundy, 211; Bill Reed, 210.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 607; Bill Reed, 602; Billy Mundy, 508.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 183; Billie Smith, 123; Rosalyn Hughes, 123.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 407; Billie Smith, 334; Rosalyn Hughes, 293.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +94; Sharon Wymer, +65; Bill Reed, +44.
Top Teams: The B's, 32-4; Team #3, 23-13; Team #2, 19-17.

Alta A. Stahn

Alta A. Stahn, 78, of North Manchester, IN, and a former resident of Huntington County, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at 9:55 a.m. at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

Mrs. Stahn had been employed as a nurse's aide at Huntington Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship in North Manchester.

She was born Jan. 29, 1931, in Parkston, SD, to Charles and LaVerne Shelton Walz. She married Robert E. Stahn on Oct. 1, 1949, in Andrews. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1983.

Betty L. Schneider

Betty L. Schneider, 75, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at 11:35 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Schneider had been employed by Keebler Manufacturing for 20 years and had also worked at Country Squire Florist, both in Bluffton. She was a member of Living Water United Methodist Church, Bluffton.

She was born May 18, 1933, in Hartford City to Ora Sr. and Mary Linus Crawford. She married Ronald C. Schneider on July 9, 1950, in Hartford City. Her husband survives.

Pattrecia A. Skeens

Pattrecia A. Skeens, 47, of Gas City, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Skeens was a graduate of Marion High School and was employed by Dollar General.

She was born April 9, 1961, in Marion to Delbert II and Paula Furnish. Her father survives in Marion. She married Douglas Skeens Sr. on May 31, 1980. Her husband survives.

Nelson 'Tom' Story

Nelson "Tom" Story, 69, of Wells County, IN, and a former resident of Van Buren, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at 7:05 a.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton.

Mr. Story, a 1957 graduate of Breckenridge Training School in Morehead, KY, was employed as a brick mason and was a member of the Brick Layers Union in Muncie. He retired from Wal-Mart, Bluffton, and had served in Germany with the United States Army. He formerly attended the Marion Baptist Temple.

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