Phyllis D. Williams
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 00:00

May 17, 1955 to January 30, 2018

MEDARYVILLE - Phyllis D. Williams, 62, of Logansport, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 30, at her home.

She was born May 17, 1955 in Knox, to the late Bert and Eva Mae Begley Williams. She spent the early part of her life in Medaryville, and moved to Logansport in the early 2000s.

She is survived by: 
Janice Kain, Winamac, Sister 
Lois (Chuck) Baird, Santa Barbara, CA, Sister 
Cathy Wilhelm, Logansport, Sister 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Brenda Buckalew, Sister 
Tom Kain, Brother-in-law 
Mike Wilhelm, Brother-in-law 
Uriah Dobson, Nephew

Phyllis worked many years at Mott's Liquor Store in Medaryville. She enjoyed flowers and plants and had a real green thumb. She loved her family very much and will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. The funeral service will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the funeral home. Private burial will be at White Post Cemetery, Medaryville.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley Children's Foundation or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Randall E. Gleitz
Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:15

July 28, 1959 to January 28, 2018

WINAMAC - Randall Eugene Gleitz, 58, of Logansport, passed away at 11:15 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, at his residence.

He was born July 28, 1959 in Knox, to the late John Arthur and Delma Arlene Rude Gleitz.

He is survived by: 
Wanda Lou Schreyer, Logansport, Sister 
Rinda Smith, Logansport, Sister 
Stephanie (David) Small, Logansport, Niece 
Caretakers: Amanda Krintz, Star City, Tina Logan, Kim Titus 
Several Cousins

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home with Jeff Strite officiating. Burial will be at Star City West Cemetery, Star City.

Memorial donations may be made to his sister Wanda.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Beverly J. Loehmer
Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

August 16, 1930 to January 27, 2018

WINAMAC - Beverly Jean Ledford Loehmer, 87, of Winamac, passed away at 8:10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

She was born Aug. 16, 1930 to the late Paul and Margaret Conwell Ledford. She graduated from Francesville High School in 1948. On March 31, 1951, she married Edward F. Loehmer. He survives.

She is also survived by: 
James (Brenda) Loehmer, Pulaski, Son 
David (Ronda) Loehmer, Winamac, Son 
JoEllen (Gary) Burton, Logansport, Daughter 
Margaret (Robert) Gurley, Hebron, Daughter 
12 Grandchildren: Jeremiah Loehmer, Jamie (Nick) Dittemore, Ashley Loehmer, April (Jared) Simmermaker, Amy Parish, Abbey (Gregg) Eskridge, Sara (Eric) Marxmiller, Travis (Ashley) Seidel, Amber (Taylor Simpson) Seidel, Alex (Rachel) Burton, Chad (Katie) Burton and Scott (Caitlin) Thornburton 
15 Great Grandchildren 
Minnie Ledford, Sister-in-law 
Marie Ledford, Sister-in-law 
Margaret Ledford, Sister-in-law 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
William Ledford, Brother 
Paul Ledford, Jr., Brother 
Robert Ledford, Brother 
Donald Ledford, Brother

Mrs. Loehmer and her husband were retired dairy farmers in Winamac and received multiple awards for their herd production. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Ladies of Charity, Christian Mothers, as well as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan store. She was a proud homemaker and farmwife. She was an excellent seamstress and quilt maker as well as a wonderful cook. She was a member of the Monroe Home Extension Club. She was very generous and always cared for others. She helped many young girls, including her granddaughters, with their 4-H sewing projects over the years. She loved her family very much, especially spending time with all of her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A scriptural wake service will be at 8 p.m., at the funeral home followed by a Ladies of Charity and Christian Mothers service. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Winamac, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the Winamac and/or Star City Volunteer Fire Dept. 

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

William H. Hoover Jr.
Thursday, 25 January 2018 20:25

December 9, 1931 to January 25, 2018

WINAMAC - William Hubert "Bill" Hoover Jr., 86 of Winamac, passed away at 8:25 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, at Hickory Creek, Winamac.

He was born Dec. 9, 1931 in Winamac to the late William Hubert and Alice McCann Hoover. On Nov. 14, 1953, he married Pauline Rose in Winamac. She passed away May 20, 2017.

He is survived by: 
Mary (Craig) Fosnaugh, Avilla, Daughter 
Robert Hoover, Avilla, Son 
Twila (Joe) Slomka, Knox, Daughter 
Laura (Daryn) Wilder, Lake Worth, FL, Daughter 
Shirley Duyag Hoover, Winamac, Daughter-in-law 
9 Grandchildren 
9 Great grandchildren 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Richard Creed Hoover, Infant Son 
William Harvey Hoover, Infant Son 
Hubert M. Hoover, Son 
Ruth Ellen Bennett, Sister 
Cora May Hoover, Sister 
John Hoover, Brother 
Hubert Hoover, Brother

Mr. Hoover was retired from Plymouth Tube in Winamac. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Winamac American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 29, at the funeral home with Mark Hines officiating. Burial will be at Winamac Cemetery, Winamac. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pulaski Animal Center or Hickory Creek or American Cancer Association.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Dale R. Mitchell
Sunday, 21 January 2018 04:10

November 28, 1920 to January 21, 2018

WINAMAC - Dale R. Mitchell, 97, lifelong farmer and resident of Winamac, died at 4:10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, at Parkview Haven Retirement Home, Francesville.

He was born Nov. 28, 1920 in Mooresburg, to the late Charles E. and Grace Rouch Mitchell. Following graduation from Star City High School, he earned a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University where he was a member of the Purdue Glee Club. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Winamac American Legion. On Nov. 2, 1946, he married Doris J. Simmons in Indianapolis. She died Feb. 13, 2011.

Survivors include: 
Randall J. (Sondra) Mitchell, Winamac, Son 
Marsha L. Sayers, Tipton, Daughter 
Nancy M. Coates, Evansville, Daughter 
Ryan (Diane) Mitchell, Grandson 
Joshua (Sarah) Mitchell, Grandson 
Corey (Mesa) Mitchell, Grandson 
Sarah (Todd) Carrington, Granddaughter 
James (Stacy) Sayers, Grandson 
Gregory (Andrea) Sayers, Grandson 
Timothy (Rebecca) Sayers, Grandson 
Valerie (Ryan) Bishop, Granddaughter 
Kyle Coates, Grandson 
Benjamin Coates, Grandson
20 Great Grandchildren 
Several Nieces & Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Helen Weeks, Sister 
Hilda Heimansohn, Sister

Mr. Mitchell was a man of faith and was currently a member of the Pisgah Christian Church. He was a past board member of Emily Flinn Retirement Home in Marion and the Star City Telephone Co., as well as a longtime director of Farmer's Grain and Supply in Thornhope.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A celebration of life service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Sayers officiating. Private burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery,  Winamac. The American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be made Samaritan's Purse / Operation Christmas Child (

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Betty J. Neff
Saturday, 20 January 2018 23:23

May 24, 1927 to January 20, 2018

WINAMAC - Betty Josephine Neff, 90, of Brentwood, TN, passed away at 11:23 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at her home in Brentwood.

She was born in Detroit, MI and spent her early years living in that state. She met Dan Neff shortly after the end of World War II, and they were married in June of 1946. They were married 68 years; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include children Thomas Neff of Lehigh Acres, FL, John (Terri) Neff of Winamac, and Randy (Lucinda) Neff of Brentwood. Grandchildren include Todd (Laura) Vandawater of Franklin, TN, Trisha (Jason) Kasten of Winamac, Shane Neff of Hilton Head, SC, Catherine Jachim of Pulaski, Randa (Frank) Hill of Asheboro, NC, Nathan (Lisa) Jachim of Winamac, Chris Neff of Lexington, NC, Leslie (Dom) Zappia of Indianapolis, Melinda (Doug) Satorius of Culver, Shawn Neff of Decatur, AL, Daniel (Amy) Neff of Columbia, TN, and Reed (Katherine) Neff of Franklin, TN. Her great grandchildren include Chelsee (Randy) Freeman, Hannah (Corey) Hunt, Ariel Smoll, Shania, Ryan and Christopher Neff, Kaylee, Hunter and Morgan Hamby, Keegan (Tonya), Kiely, Kamron and Karson Kasten, Matthew, Mason and Luke Vandawater, Anna Marie, Nicholas and Nicole Satorius, Konner Cockrell, Brooklyn and Harrison Jachim, Ethan Messer, Madison Jachim, Jett Moyer and Tucker Neff. Great-great grandsons are Avery, Cooper and Grainger Freeman. She also has numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Thomas Reed, Opal and stepfather Murney Conley, along with her sisters, Bonnie and Ruth. Also, two children, Lynette Vandawater and Richard "Rich" Neff, along with a son-in-law, Lee Vandawater and grandson Aaron Jachim.

Mrs. Neff was a homemaker most of her early married years and then went to work for Singer/Eaton Corporation in Winamac. When she retired from Eaton, she and her husband traveled and enjoyed visiting friends and family. They moved to Ft. Myers Beach, FL and lived there nearly 20 years. She enjoyed painting, walking/biking and serving as the head of the nursery department at Ft. Myers First Church of the Nazarene for 17 years. The couple moved to Nashville, TN in 2011, where they joined the Agape Class at Trevecca Community Church. Mrs. Neff was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grand mother, sister, friend and faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

She and her husband will be laid to rest in Winamac Cemetery later this spring.

Mrs. Neff loved children and the family would appreciate any gift made in her honor and memory to any charity that helps children feel the love and warmth of family. Memorial gifts to the Alzheimer's Association ( would always be appreciated.

Frain Mortuary in Winamac is in charge of local arrangements.

Jeffrey L. Jacobs
Saturday, 20 January 2018 00:00

May 2, 1987 to January 20, 2018

FRANCESVILLE - Jeffrey L. Jacobs, 30, of Delphi, died Saturday, Jan. 20, at IU Health Memorial Hospital, Monticello.

He was born May 2, 1987 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

He is survived by: 
Kim and Gerald Shepherd, Winamac, Parents 
Ryley Merriman, Francesville, Daughter 
Zaelyn Jacobs, Francesville, Daughter 
Damien Jacobs, Delphi, Son 
Corri Shepherd, Winamac, Sister 
Ryan Shepherd, Winamac, Brother 
Gayle and Ron Clark, Gurnee, IL, Maternal Grandparents 
Jackie Leggett, West Branch, Iowa, Maternal Grandmother 
Jack and Nancy Jacobs Sr., Monticello, Paternal Grandparents

He was preceded in death by: 
Jackie Jacobs Jr., Father 
Doug Leggett, Maternal Grandfather 
Gary Catlett, Maternal Grandfather

Mr. Jacobs worked as a construction laborer. He enjoyed music, cars and hanging out with his friends and family. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and easy going personality.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday Jan. 27, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. A private family memorial service will be held.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Jeff Jacobs Memorial Fund established at any Alliance Bank.

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