HNHS baseball player Wes Carroll signs with HU

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington North High School baseball player Wes Carroll (center front) signs a letter of intent to play baseball next year at Huntington University. With Carroll are his parents (front row from left) Rose Ann Carroll and Todd Carroll, and (back row from left) HU Coach Mike Frame and HNHS Coach Russ Degitz.

Barbara 'Jean' Haggerty

Barbara "Jean" Haggerty, 68, of Warren, IN, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 1:30 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Haggerty was a homemaker and had worked at Kitco in Bluffton for 10 years. She was a member of the Hillside Wesleyan Church, Marion.

She was born April 15, 1941, in Marion to Boyd Botkin and Martha Miller Newell. Her mother survives in Warren. She married Edward Charles Haggerty, who preceded her in death.

Carol A. McDaniel

Carol A. McDaniel, 51, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at 6:34 a.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She graduated from Huntington North High School in 1977 and attended Indiana University at Bloomington and in Kokomo for two years. She worked for 28 years with Parkview Huntington Hospital, the last eight years with Parkview Central Scheduling. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served on several boards and committees.

She was born Dec. 20, 1958, in Huntington to John Harry and Phyllis Delores Fuhrman McDaniel.

Dr. Victor W. Binkley

Dr. Victor William Binkley, 70, of Bluffton, IN, and having relatives in Huntington County, IN, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, after an eight-month illness.

Dr. Binkley was a general surgeon affiliated with the Markle Medical Center since 1970. He was on the medical staff of the former Wells Community Hospital and then Bluffton Regional Medical Center until his retirement in 2006. He made frequent medical mission trips to Haiti, beginning in 1967 and returning from his final trip just days before his death.

Jane A. Watson

Jane A. Watson, 78, formerly of Andrews, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at 11:50 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren, where she had moved several weeks ago.

Mrs. Watson was a homemaker. She had worked for the Majenica Telephone Company as an operator from 1947 to 1956. She had also worked as a meat cutter at Zimmerlee Slaughter House and was a tutor at Andrews Elementary School.

John W. Hancock

John Wright Hancock, 76, of Columbia City, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 2:53 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.

Helen Lahrman

Helen Lahrman, 92, of Chatsworth, CA, and having family members in Uniondale, IN, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at her home.

Mrs. Lahrman was a graduate of South Side High School, Fort Wayne.

She was born Jan. 3, 1918, in New Bremen, OH, to Homer and Adelia Jung. She married Ed Kolkman, who preceded her in death in 1948. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Gerald "Jerry" Lahrman.

Luella Buckingham

Luella Buckingham, 95, of North Manchester, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

Mrs. Buckingham was a 1932 graduate of Chester Township High School. She was retired from the Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, where she had been employed for 30 years. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester.

John H. Spikes

John H. Spikes, 71, of Markle, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 12:25 p.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Spikes was a 1956 graduate of General Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL. He was a member of the Florida State National Guard 124th and enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After his discharge, he worked in construction at a shipyard in Jacksonville. He later worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 32 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of American Legion Post 7, Huntington, and Sons of the Confederate Veterans.

Former patients honor pair with PHH Guardian Angel awards

 Mary Wilson, R.N., (left) and Conni Harris-Shoemaker, R.N., nurses at Parkview Huntington, are the first two recipients of the hospital Foundation’s Guardian Angel award.
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Parkview Huntington Hospital employees Mary Wilson, RN, and Conni Harris-Shoemaker, RN, were honored by former Huntington County patients as the first Parkview Huntington Foundation Guardian Angels.

With a gift to the Parkview Huntington Foundation's new Guardian Angel program, former patients as well as patient family members can say "thank you" to the hospital employees or even the departments that provided them with excellent care during their stay at the hospital.


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