Cathy K. Doublin

Cathy K. Doublin, 53, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Uniondale, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Doublin was a 1975 graduate of Bluffton High School. She was a homemaker.

She was born July 6, 1956, in Bluffton to James and Patty Lou Miller Johnson. Her father survives in Bluffton.

Lloyd Towery Jr.

Lloyd Towery Jr., 87, of Van Buren, IN, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at 3:40 a.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren, IN.

Mr. Towery was raised in Kentucky and enlisted in the United States Army in 1940. He served as a corporal in the field artillery during World War II for five years, including 27 months in the South Pacific. He worked at International Harvester, Fort Wayne, for 11 years and at GM CPC in Marion for 27 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Grace Community Church, Marion, as well as Van Buren American Legion Post 368, CPC Sympathy Cub and UAW Retirees.

Robert A. D'Andrea

Robert Anthony D'Andrea, 61, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at 3:28 a.m. at his home.

Mr. D'Andrea was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He retired after working as a self-employed carpenter for 25 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Van Buren and a CB radio club, Hobo Club 505.

Ruby McElhaney

Ruby McElhaney, 97, of Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Grace Village in Winona Lake.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, Warren.

 

Mary M. VanOver

Mary M. VanOver, 75, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 9:40 p.m. at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton.

Mrs. VanOver was retired from the Caylor-Nickel Clinic, Bluffton, where she had worked as a cook in the food services department for 30 years. She was a member of the Domestic Church of Christ.

She was born Oct. 3, 1933, in Hardburly, KY, to Joseph and Essie York Carroll. She was married to Darnell VanOver for 32 years before they divorced. He died in December 2008.

Delbert R. Hamaker

Delbert R. Hamaker, 60, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 7:51 a.m. in Marion.

Mr. Hamaker had been employed at Indiana Corrugated.

He was born Oct. 24, 1948, in Marion to Harold and Martha Peterson Hamaker.

Richard S. 'Dick' Roth

Richard S. "Dick" Roth, 88, of Wabash, IN, and a native of Bippus, IN, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at 12:10 p.m. at Wabash County Hospital.

Mr. Roth graduated from Lagro High School in 1939 and served with the 125th Cavalry of the United States Army during World War II. He retired in July 1986 from Celotex in Lagro after 33 years. He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 15, Wabash, and a founding member and long-time president of the Celotex Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.

Roy D. Lehman

Roy D. Lehman, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Lehman worked as an electrician for Local 305 for 45 years, retiring in 1987. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He was a member of Christ Church at Georgetown.

He was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Huntington. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty J. Lehman, of Fort Wayne.

Weldon G. Hougendobler

Weldon G. Hougendobler, 74, of New Haven, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Hougendobler had worked for Penske Trucking for five years and had previously worked as a mechanic for the bus division of Fort Wayne Community Schools. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

He was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Columbia City. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hougendobler.

Martha E. 'Mert' Chambers

Martha E. "Mert" Chambers, 81, of Marseilles, IL, and formerly of LaFontaine, IN, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Chambers was a 1946 graduate of LaFontaine High School. She had been employed by Delta Electronics before moving in 1962 to Morris, IL, where she was employed by the Federal Paper Board Company and as a route driver for the Morris Daily Herald. She was a member of the LaFontaine Christian Church and the First Baptist Church in Morris, IL.

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