Dorothy M. Veach

Dorothy M. Veach, 87, of Warren, IN, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 9:35 p.m. at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Veach had worked at Shuttleworth's Tomato Factory for three years, was a cook for the Van Buren schools for 11 years and was a nursing assistant for 24 years at the United Methodist Memorial Home, now known as Heritage Pointe, in Warren. She was a former member of the Northside Extension Homemakers Club of Van Buren and had attended Lancaster Wesleyan Church in Huntington County. She graduated from Marion High School in 1939.

June R. Burchett

June Rose Burchett, 93, of North Manchester, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at the Bortz Health Care Facility in Petoskey, MI.

Mrs. Burchett graduated from Huntington High School in 1933 and earned a bachelor's degree in education from Huntington College. She taught at Roanoke Elementary School until county schools were consolidated, and then taught at various schools in the district. She retired from teaching in 1977.

Ray E. Davis

Ray E. Davis, 90, of Marion, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at Marion General Hospital.

Mr. Davis was a graduate of Lancaster High School. He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 and was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award and World War II Victory Medal.

He was employed as an aide with the Veterans Affairs Northern Indiana Health Care Systems and retired as a custodian for Evans School, part of the Marion Community Schools.

Joseph E. Murray

Joseph Edward Murray, 67, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 5:50 p.m. at Wabash County Hospital.

Mr. Murray retired from Wabash Alloys, where he had been employed for 25 years. He had also worked for EconoClean in Wabash. He served in the Indiana National Guard.

He was born June 29, 1941, in Jasper County, IL, to Elmer and Sadie Oliver Murray.

Carl F. Niemann

Carl F. Niemann, 78, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 9 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Niemann was employed as a machinist at Merkler Machine Shop in Fort Wayne for 20 years, retiring in March 1993, and had also worked as a security guard for Safe Guard of Huntington.

With trophy in hand, Varsity Singers head to state

The Huntington North High School Varsity Singers are shown during their chanpionship performance Sataurday, March 14, at the Homestead Classic Showcase show choir invitational.
Photo provided.

Huntington North High School musicians capped an award-winning weekend with a grand champion trophy won by the Varsity Singers at the Homestead Classic Showcase Saturday, March 14, at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne.

Also last weekend, the Varsity Singers received an invitation to compete in the Indiana State School Music Association state show choir competition March 21 in Indianapolis.

Daniel E. Hysong

Daniel E. Hysong, 81, of Andrews, IN, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at 3:07 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Hysong worked as a mechanic for Celotex in Lagro for 40 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church, Andrews, and a lifetime member of Eagles Lodge 823, Huntington.

He was a born Sept. 14, 1927, in Alexandria to Maggie M. Irwin. He married Inez L. Bogir on Feb. 10, 1950, in Huntington. His wife survives.

Rita M. Murray

Rita May Murray, 82, of North Manchester, IN, and formerly of Lagro, IN, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at 4:40 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Murray graduated from Lancaster High School in 1945. She was a homemaker and helped on the family dairy farm. She was a member of the Urbana Yoke Parish and attended the Winchester Senior Center in Wabash.

She was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Convoy, OH, to Leo and Iva Moyer Savieo. She married Robert W. "Bob" Murray on June 3, 1949, in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2002.

Darrell G. 'Hillbilly' DeRossett

Darrell G. "Hillbilly" DeRossett, 73, of rural Huntington, IN, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. DeRossett worked as a Hi-Lift driver in the shipping department of Marion Fisher Body, Marion, for 31 years, retiring in 1991. He lived in Marion from 1960 to 1983, where he ran a part-time welding and towing service from his home. He moved to Huntington in 1983, where he worked on and sold car parts.

Margaret L.E. Hahn

Margaret Lottie Ellen Hahn, 88, of Markle, IN, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 3:15 p.m. at Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

Mrs. Hahn had operated Margaret's Beauty Salon for 30 years. She had also worked as a beautician at the Micklitsch Beauty Salon and cut residents' hair at the Fort Wayne State School for several years. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was a graduate of Jackson Township High School and received her beautician's training at Wayne University, graduating in 1946.

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