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  • RODNEY M. MONCE, 68, PERU, IN


    Rodney M. Monce, 68, Peru, IN died at 2:53 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in his residence.  He was born November 24, 1948 in Wabash, IN to Oscar Myrl & Mary Alice (Grossnickle) Monce.  He attended Manchester High School, North Manchester, IN.  Rodney retired from US Gypsum Thermafiber, Wabash, IN after 30 years of service.  He enjoyed working on cars and was an avid NASCAR and sprint car racing fan.  He enjoyed people and never knew a stranger and most of all he loved his family.  He is survived by sons, Scott (Kim) Monce, Sheridan, IN, Chris (Michelle) Monce, Hartford City, IN and Shawn (Jesse) Monce, Peru, IN; sisters, Beverly Behny, Wabash, IN and Sharon (Harold) Stambaugh, North Manchester, IN; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  One sister, Mary Ellen Lewallen, and one grandchild are deceased.  A celebration of life service will be at a later date.  To send a private condolence to the Monce family, click the link on the homepage. 

  • RANDY A. BOARDMAN, 61, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN


    Randy A. Boardman, 61, North Manchester, IN died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born December 14, 1955 in Wabash, IN to Victor & Celia (Brewer) Boardman.  He graduated from Wabash High School in 1975.  On February 14, 2016 he married Elizabeth M. Patton.  He retired from Real Alloys, Wabash, IN after 41 years.  He was an avid IU Basketball and Indianapolis Colts fan.  He also enjoyed mushroom hunting, hunting, fishing and camping.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Boardman, North Manchester, IN; son, Jeremy (Emily) Boardman, Somerset, IN; daughter, Jessica Boardman, Warsaw, IN; step sons, Joseph (Aymsley) Patton, Warsaw, IN, Joshua Patton, Silver Lake, IN and Jonathan (Leah) Patton, Silver Lake, IN; brothers, John (Marilyn) Boardman, Wabash, IN and Bob (Charlotte) Boardman, Wabash, IN; sisters, Debbie Brown, Carmichael, CA, Peggy Holloway, Marion, IN, Vonnie Jines, Columbia City, IN and Vicki Bozarth, Warsaw, IN; three grandchildren and seven step grandchildren. Two brothers, Rick Boardman and Greg Mougeotte, and one sister, Cheryl Haltman, are deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Ron Lane will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Randy Boardman, memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society, PO Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Boardman family click the link on the homepage. 

  • LON G. PRICE, 84, HOBART, INDIANA


    Lon G. Price, 84, Hobart, Indiana passed away at 11:35 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette, Indiana.  Lon was born on October 9, 1932 to James Esta and Golda (Rutledge) Price Sr., in Laketon, Indiana. He graduated from Laketon High School in 1950. On January 2, 1953 he married Phyllis J. Montel. Lon loved his country and served it for 20 years, including a short time in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Huntington, Indiana. After serving in the US Air Force, Lon managed Finance America Bank in Gary, Indiana and First Federal Bank, Merrillville, Indiana. He also delivered vehicles for several dealerships for many years. Lon was a member of Portage First United Methodist Church, Portage, Indiana where he served as an usher. Lon was and avid collector of toy cars,  I.U. sports fan and golfer, but most of all he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Lon is survived by his wife Phyllis; son Ron (Sally) Price, Valparaiso, Indiana; daughter Cynthia Myers, Lafayette, Indiana; brother Edward Price, Wabash, Indiana; two grandchildren Monica Ranke and Karla Piercy; seven great-grandchildren Courtney, Ivan, Elizabeth, Melody, Ethan, Adrienne, and Wyatt. Lon is preceded in death by his parents James and Golda Price; three brothers James, Rex, and Lester; five sisters Mabel Schenkel, Ruby Montel, Katherine Curtis, Elizabeth Mallock, and Eleanor Eubank. Family and friends may call Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Services will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley, Indiana. For those who wish to honor the memory of Lon G. Price, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Associations (Greater Indiana Chapter) P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C., 20090-6011. To send a private condolence to the Price family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • PAUL NICHOLS, 69, NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA


    Paul Nichols, 69, North Manchester, Indiana passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Paul was born on February 13, 1948 in Sarah Ann, West Virginia to Willie and Polly (Maynard) Nickels.  While serving in the US Army in Vietnam, he earned the Army Commendation Medal.  On February 1, 1983 he married Janice Lochner.  He was a member of North Manchester United Methodist Church, North Manchester, IN.  He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was very active and interested in physical fitness and enjoiyed working out at the Manchester Community Pool. He loved serving God on missionary trips with his church.  He is survived by his wife, Janice Nichols, North Manchester, IN; daughters, Pamela (Jerry) Warren, Laketon, IN, Felicia Womack, Pierceton, IN and Jessica (Rik) Schannep, Warsaw, IN; step sons, Cameron Lochner, North Manchester, IN and Dustan (Amy) Lochner, Huntington, IN; brothers, Dan (Minnie) Nickels, Sarah Ann, WV, Charles Nickels, Sarah Ann, WV, David (Nancy) Nickels, Sarah Ann, WV, Chet Nickels, Sarah Ann, WV and Jack Nickels, North Manchester, IN; sisters, Connie (Gary) Nester, Laurel Fork, VA and Colleen (Jeff) Weimann, Urbana, IN; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Lloyd and Terry Nichols, and one sister, Genny Reedy, are deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Mark Eastway will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Paul Nichols, memorial contributions may be made to North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Nichols family, please use the condolence link on the homepage. 

  • PHIL LAGENE ENYEART, 90, NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA


    Phil Lagene Enyeart, 90, North Manchester, Indiana passed away on April 9, 2017 at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, Indiana. Phil was born on June 8, 1926 to Garrett Lee and Truth Pauline (Ogden) Enyeart in Liberty Mills, Indiana. After graduating from Chester High School in 1944, Phil entered the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1944-1946 where he served as an engine mechanic on B-29s. After serving in the military, Phil graduated from Manchester College in 1950. On March 2, 1951 Phil married Carolyn Slack. They were married for 54 years before she passed away on December 13, 2005. In 1959, he received his Masters Degree from Ball State. Phil never forgot his time in the service and was a member of the American Legion Post #286, North Manchester, Indiana and the Isaac Walton League. Phil made his biggest mark on peoples' lives as a teacher for 34 years. He taught at Linlawn and Noble Township High Schools for three years. Phil taught Psychology, Health & Safety, World History, and Physical Education at Manchester High School. He was Department Head of Driver's Training and Physical Education at Manchester High School where he also coached football, wrestling, track, and junior varsity basketball. Phil started the Manchester High School varsity golf program in 1958 and was coach for two years. When Phil wasn't shaping young peoples' lives, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. After retiring from teaching, Phil became a member of the Wabash County Retired Teachers Association and the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association. He also served on the Manchester Community School Board from 1996-2000 and 2010-2013. Phil is survived by two daughters Pam Enyeart, Spring Grove, Illinois and Rita (Tom) Deininger, Fort Wayne; one brother Ned (Janet) Enyeart, Ontario, Oregon; and three grandchildren Jenna, Jared, and Joel Deininger. Phil was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn and three brothers Truman, Todd, and Jack Enyeart. Family and friends may call April 21, 2017 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Services will be held April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with one hour of calling prior to the start of the service at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Pastor Larry Ray and Pastor Mark Eastway will officiate. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. For those who wish to honor the memory of Phil Lagene Enyeart, memorial contributions can be made to the Manchester High School Athletic Department, 1 Squire Drive, North Manchester, Indiana 46962. To send a private condolence to the Enyeart family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • SULEE SHARP, 61, ROANN, INDIANA


    Sulee Sharp, 61, Roann, Indiana passed away on April 9, 2017 in her residence. Sulee was born on April 16, 1955 in Cannelton, Indiana to Charles P. Young and Pauline (Knott) Law. On October 28, 1972 Sulee married Steven A. Sharp. She worked for Butterbaugh's One Stop, North Manchester, Indiana for many years. Sulee attended Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren, Liberty Mills, Indiana. Sulee loved to be around people, especially her grandchildren. When she wasn't with her grandchildren, she liked to read and watch game shows. Sulee is survived by her husband Steven A. Sharp, Roann, Indiana; one son Steven A. (Christine) Sharp, Leo, Indiana; two daughters Kimberly D. (Lee) Bradley, Claypool, Indiana and Tara A. Sharp, North Manchester, Indiana; three brothers Charles "Butch" (Gwen) Young, Tell City, Indiana, Glenn (Phyllis) Law, Nashville, Tennessee and Steve (Shannon) Law, Mount Juliet, Tennessee; and one sister Jean (Tom) Van Coney, Tell City, Indiana. She is preceded in death by one brother Danny Young. Family and friends may call Friday, April 14, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary. Rev. Kelly Beutler and Chaplain Forrest Tabor will officiate. For those who wish to honor the memory of Sulee Sharp, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. To send a private condolence to the Sharp family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage. 

  • JOSEPHINE JAYNE, 87, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN


    Josephine Jayne, 87, North Manchester, IN formerly of Silver Lake, IN died at 4:54 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  She was born May 3, 1929 in Jasper, IN to Foister & Mintie (Brown) Richardson. She graduated from Silver Lake High School, Silver Lake, IN class of 1947.   On December 14, 1947 she married Charlie Jayne.  He died April 22, 2004.  She was a homemaker and co-owner of Jayne's Bargain Barn, Silver Lake, IN.  She loved crocheting, gardening, cooking and flowers.  She also enjoyed camping, reading and attending rummage sales and auctions. She is survived by sons, David Jayne, North Manchester, IN, Paul (companion Wendy Billman) Jayne, Silver Lake, IN, Steve (companion Beverly Guthrie) Jayne, Millbrook, AL; daughters, Charlotte Sue (Lester) Jayne-Spangle, Silver Lake, IN, Pat Irelan, North Manchester, IN, Linda (Fred) Kling, North Manchester, IN, Betty Smith, North Manchester, IN, Jo (Scott) Leffel, North Manchester, IN and Laurie (Rick) Voss, South Whitley, IN; twenty-five grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. One son, Charles Jayne, and one son-in-law, Wendell Smith, and one sister are deceased.  Family and friends may call Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Calling will also be one hour prior to services.  Services will be Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor William Whitaker will officiate.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Josephine Jayne, memorial contributions may be to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60606 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.  To send a private condolence to the Jayne family click the link on the homepage. 

  • SYLVIA JOY HELTON, 74, SILVER LAKE, IN

     
    Sylvia Joy Helton, 74, Silver Lake, IN died at 1:58 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN.  She was born July 24, 1942 in Pikeville, KY to Glover & Alpha (Pinson) Charles.  On September 12, 1981 she married Carl "Dude" Helton.  He died January 3, 2011.  She retired from Invensys Controls, North Manchester, IN after several years of service.  She was a member of Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, Silver Lake, IN. She loved working in her flowers, bird watching and watching the squirrels in her yard.  She was an avid shopper and enjoyed going to garage sales.  She loved kids and her dog "Pepper".  Sylvia was a very giving person and volunteered at the Silver Lake food pantry.  She is survived by one son, Robert (Teresa) Goble, Silver Lake, IN; step sons, James & Kenneth; step daughters, Shirley & Mary; grandchildren, Kiersten Wireman, Kaitlyn Wireman and Brooke Wireman.  Three brothers, Lance Charles, Raymond Charles and James Charles, and two sisters, Faye Sexton and Irene Pinson, are deceased.  Family and friends may call Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson, Silver Lake, IN and one hour prior to service on Thursday.  Services will be Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson, Silver Lake, IN.  Pastor Frank Whitaker will officiate.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Sylvia Joy Helton, memorial contributions may be made to Silver Lake Food Pantry, PO Box 432, Silver Lake, IN 46982 or American Lung Association in Indiana, 15 West Washington Street #1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204.  To send a private condolence to the Helton family please click the condolence link on the homepage. 

  • SALLY JANE GAMSBY, 68, WABASH, INDIANA


    Sally Jane Gamsby, 68, Wabash, IN died 4:56 a.m., March 24, 2017 at the Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN.  She was born on August 25, 1948 in Wabash, Indiana to George and Virginia (Fleck) Airgood.  Sally was a homemaker.  On March 3, 1967 Sally married Robert F. Gamsby.  He survives.  She is also survived by two daughters:  Tammy Cartwright, Wabash, IN and Deborah (Tim) Calloway, North Manchester, IN.,  seven grandchildren and  8 great grandchildren. One brother Dick R. (Dee) Airgood of Greenfork, IN.  She was preceded in death by one son Robert "Robbie" Gamsby, he died June 18, 1988, and one brother, John Airgood in December, 1995.  She graduated Manchester High School in 1966.  Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.  Friends may call at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester from 11-1 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  • ALTON WIREMAN, 88, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN


    Alton Wireman, 88, North Manchester, IN died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  He was born September 13, 1928 in Waldo, KY to Russell & Martha (Shepherd) Wireman.  On February 27, 1954 he married Katie Whitaker.  He served in the US Army.  Alton retired from Invesys Controls North Manchester, IN in 1993 after 35 years of service.  He was an avid gardener and enjoyed farming.  He was a great husband, father and grandpa.  He loved his family dearly and would help them in any way he could.  His family is comforted knowing he is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He attended Manchester Bible Church, North Manchester, IN.  He is survived by his wife, Katie Wireman, North Manchester, IN; sons, Gregory (Sandy) Wireman, Warsaw, IN and Brian A. (Ann) Wireman, Anchorage, AK; daughters, Juanita McCune, North Manchester, IN, Wanda L. (Bob) King, Wabash, IN, Lynda K. Wireman, Michigan and Christine (Stuart) Hamblen, Angola, IN; eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Four brothers and two sisters are deceased.  Family and friends may call Friday, March 24, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN.  To send a private condolence to the Wireman family, use the condolence link on the homepage. 

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