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  • DUANE L. HOLLE, 58, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN ~ UPDATED

     

    Duane L. Holle, 58, North Manchester, IN died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 in his residence.  He was born September 26, 1957 in Wabash, IN to Charles F. & Veta J. (Caudill) Holle.  On December 26, 1981 he married Tearere O. "Tea" Millbrandt. He attended Laketon Wesleyan Church, Laketon, IN.  Duane worked on the road crew for Pierceton Trucking, Laketon, IN putting underseal on the roads for 20 years.  He then worked for Kip Shoemaker powerwashing veal barns for the last 15 years.  He is survived by his wife, Tearere "Tea" Holle, North Manchester, IN; his mother, Veta J. Holle, North Manchester, IN; daughters, Malia N. (Michael) Crum, North Manchester, IN and Jasmine J. Holle, North Manchester, IN; sister, Mary (David) Burnette, Laketon, IN and seven grandchildren.  One son, Buddy Lee Holle, died in 2010. Family and friends may call October 1, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Laketon Wesleyan Church, 85 E. Lake Street, Laketon, IN.  Memorial service will be October 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Laketon Wesleyan Church, 85 E. Lake Street, Laketon, IN.   Pastor Dave Cox will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Duane Holle , memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Holle family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • SANDRA L. BUSS, 64, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Sandra L. Buss, 64, North Manchester, IN died at 3:51 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in her residence.  She was born November 29, 1951 in Wabash County, IN to Ray & Bertha (Betten) Kline.  She graduated from Manchester High School in 1970.  On July 13, 1981 she married Randy Buss.  Sandy was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Randy Buss, North Manchester, IN; son Heath (Janell) Jones, Mentone, IN; daughters, Heidi (Matt) Gish, North Manchester, IN, Katie (Glen) Miller, Warsaw, IN and Stephanie Buss, North Manchester, IN; brothers, Allen (Marea) Kline, North Manchester, IN, Steve (Sandy) Kline, North Manchester, IN and Roger (Patty) Kline, Wabash, IN; sisters, Susan Fisher, Akron, IN, Sara (Rick) Greer, Akron, IN, Sally (Mark) Dyson, Roann, IN; sister-in-law, Mary Kline, North Manchester, IN; grandchildren, Holly Buss, Jillian Jones, Jacelyn Jones, Luke Gish, Landon Gish, Kalen Miller and Austin Miller.  One son, Scott Buss, one brother, Ron Kline, and one sister, Barbara Kline are deceased.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman and Pastor Mike Beezley will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Servia, IN at a later date.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Sandra L. Buss, memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Buss family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • MAZZIE L. SELLECK, 82, LAKETON, IN

     

    Mazzie L. Selleck, 82, Laketon, IN died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in her residence.  She was born May 11, 1934 in Maysville, GA to William D. & Pearlie Mae (Allen) Minish.  On July 17, 1958 she married Carl E. Selleck.  Mazzie was a homemaker.  She is survived by her husband, Carl E. Selleck, Laketon, IN; sons, Allen (Peggy) Selleck, North Manchester, IN and Edward (Lorraine) Selleck, Wabash, IN; daughters, Bobbie Jo (John) Laker, Pamplin, VA and Nellie (Jim) Hyden, Wabash, IN; brother, Ralph Minish, Winder, GA; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.  One son is deceased.  Family and friends may call Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor Dave Cox will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Mazzie L. Selleck, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, Riley Children's Foundation, 30 West Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.   To send a private condolence to the Selleck family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • RANDY L. FRYE, 64, URBANA, IN

     

    Randy L. Frye, 64, Urbana, IN died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 4:45 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born December 9, 1951 in Fort Wayne, IN to Lester & Doris (Hodges) Frye. He was a truck driver for 45 years. Randy loved horses, dogs and his cat.  He is survived by sons, Mitch Frye, North Manchester, IN and Elias Frye, North Manchester, IN; daughters, Nichole (Kyle) Kaiser, Huntington, IN, Emily Frye, Lilvurn, GA and Electra Frye, South Bend, IN; sister-in-law, Janice Frye, North Manchester, IN; six grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Family and friends may call Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Services will be Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 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.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Randy L. Frye, memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Frye family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • MILDRED L. ROTH, 98, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Mildred L. Roth, 98, North Manchester, IN died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2016 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  She was born June 16, 1918 in North Manchester, IN to Orville & Etta (Shireman) Emerick. She graduated from Chester High School in 1937.  On June 20, 1942 she married David R. Roth.  He died July 14, 2014. Mildred was a homemaker and retired from Controls Co. in 1973 after 15 years of service.  She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Manchester, IN and a 73 year member and Past Worthy Matron of Ivy Chapter #69, Order of Eastern Star, North Manchester, IN and member of Ruth Chapter#7, Order of Easter Star, Ft. Pierce, FL.   She is survived by sons, Thomas A. (Janet) Roth, Dewart Lake, IN and Steven L. (Billie) Roth, Rossville, IN; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  One son, Jerry L. Roth, one daughter, Judith A. Roth and one sister, Maxine Burton, are deceased.  Family and friends may call Monday, September 19, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  Eastern Star Service by Ivy Chapter #69, Order of Eastern Star at 3:00 p.m.  Service Monday, September 19, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Rev. Sue Babovec will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Mildred L. Roth, memorial contributions may be made Great Lakes Caring Hospice, 334 Enterprise Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580.  To send a private condolence to the Roth family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • HEDDIE A. WESTAFER, 42, COLUMBIA CITY, IN ~ UPDATED

     

    Heddie A. Westafer, 42, Columbia City, IN died at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in her residence.  She was born July 23, 1974 in Wabash, IN to Herbert & Carole Allen.  On June 8, 2002 she married Steven T. Westafer.  Heddie loved to do arts and crafts and she loved her dogs "Sophie" and Oscar".  She was a loving mom and a good wife.  She was a very special and only daughter.  She is survived by her husband, Steven T. Westafer, Columbia City, IN; her mother, Carole Allen, Fort Wayne, IN; sons, Aaron L. Isbell, Columbia City, IN and Mason T. Westafer, Columbia City, IN; daughter, Hannah A. Westafer, Columbia City, IN; half brother, Anthony Hale, Georgia and half sister, Tammy Hale, Ohio.  Family & friends may call September 23, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN.  A memorial service will be September 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Heddie Westafer, memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with final expenses c/o McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Westafer family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • CARROLL "KAYDO" M. PETRY, 85, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Carroll "Kaydo" M. Petry, 85, North Manchester, IN died at 6:46 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN.  He was born August 20, 1931 in Pitsburg, OH to Wilmer A. & Edna Lucille (Brower) Petry.  He was a pastor at Spring Creek (IN) Church of the Brethren 1951-1953; Batavia (IL) Church of the Brethren 1955-1956; Wabash (IN) Church of the Brethren 1956-1963; Missionary in Nigeria Mission Field 1963-1969; Pastor at Eel River (IN) Church of the Brethren 1963-1969; Church Executive at South Central District Ministry 1971-1993. On August 20, 1950 he married Margaret M. James.  She died December 8, 2014. He is survived by son, Daniel Mark (Amy) Petry, Middlebury, IN; daughters, Dianne Louise (Rich) Wion, North Manchester, IN & Darlene Kay (Doug) Miller, Dillsburg, PA; brothers Ronald D. (Beverly) Petry, North Manchester, IN & Larry W. (Alice) Petry, Akron, OH; sister, Miriam E. Bernhard, Sebring, FL; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  One great grandchild is deceased.  Memorial service will be Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N. Beckley Street, North Manchester, IN.  The family will receive friends following the service until 4:00 p.m.  Pastor Kurt Borgmann and Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate.  Burial in Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, IN.  For those who wish to honor the memory of Carroll "Kaydo" Petry, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, Charitable Assistance Fund, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.  To send a private condolence to the Petry family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • EUGENE CARROLL, 77, URBANA, INDIANA

    Eugene Carroll, 77, Urbana, Indiana passed away at 7:10 p.m. on September 2, 2016 at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Eugene was born on September 27, 1938 in Huntington, Indiana to Edson and Dorothy (Ludwig) Carroll. When Eugene was younger, he raised and raced standard bred race horses, while he lived on worked on his farm. He also held a pilot's license and owned his own plane. Eugene's passion for planes continued, as he was a former member of the board of directors at Huntington airport, Huntington, Indiana. Eugene retired as a manager after 45 years at Huntington Ready-Mix Group. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Huntington, Indiana. Eugene is survived by one brother Robert (Ann) Carroll, North Manchester, Indiana; one sister Betty (Ernest J) Wilcox, North Manchester, Indiana; his companion of many years Betty Benson; two nephews David (Traci) Wilcox and Tony (Brandy) Carroll; and three nieces Teresa (Dan) Flora, Christine (Robert) Warner, and Renee (Brett) VanDeWoestyne; Eugene was preceded in death by his parents Edson and Dorothy Carroll. Family and friends my call Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, Indiana with calling from 10:00-10:30 a.m. and the Rosary Service at 10:30 a.m. Father Andrew Curry will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Servia, Indiana. For those who wish to honor the memory of Eugene Carroll, memorial contributions may be made to St. Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church, 1203 State Road 114 East, North Manchester, Indiana. To send a private condolence to the Carroll family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • SHARON M. CRAGO, 75, NORTH MANCHESTER, IN

     

    Sharon M. Crago, 75, North Manchester, IN died at 5:30 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2016 in Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, IN.  She was born September 3, 1940 in Huntington, IN to Everett D. & Jessie Edith (Cunningham) Crago.  She graduated from Bippus High School in 1958.  She worked at Eaton Controls, North Manchester, IN for 42 years.  She retired in 2002.  Sharon loved to craft.  She was a member of Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, IN.  She is survived by her nephew, John Michael (Joda) Gerringer, Huntington, IN and her niece, Po (Jeff) Brooks, Huntington, IN.  One brother and two sisters are deceased.  Family and friends may call September 7, 2016 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN.  Memorial service will be September 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN.  Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate. For those who wish to honor the memory of Sharon M. Crago, memorial contributions may be made to Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962. To send a private condolence to the Crago family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

  • JERRY L. PURDY, 81, NORTH MANCHESTER, INDIANA

     

    Jerry L. Purdy, 81, North Manchester, Indiana passed away at 3:55 p.m. on August 26, 2016 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester, Indiana. Jerry was born to Paul G. and Mary E. (Baker) Purdy on April 3, 1935 in North Manchester, Indiana. He graduated from Chester High School in 1954. On April 28, 1962 Jerry married Marcea S. Brandenburg. Jerry served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Deming Lodge #88 F & AM, North Manchester, Indiana, the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester, Indiana, Mizpah Shrine, and Scottish Rite, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana. After retirement from Sun Oil Company, Huntington, Indiana in 1997, where he was a transport driver, he made 370 trips transporting children to Shriner's Hospital in Chicago. Jerry is survived by his wife Marcea S. Purdy, North Manchester, Indiana; one brother Richard (Phyllis) Purdy, North Manchester, Indiana; one sister Julia A. Badskey, North Webster, Indiana; six nephews and two nieces. Jerry was preceded in death by one sister Janet King. Family and friends may call Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. A Masonic service will be Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana with the funeral service immediately following. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana. For those who wish to honor the memory of Jerry L. Purdy, memorial contributions may be made to the Mizpah Shrine Transportation Fund, 1015 Memorial Way, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805. To send a private condolence to the Purdy family, use the condolence link on the McKee Mortuary homepage.

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