Shirley Hancock-Suns
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Septemer 25, 1956 to September 13, 2017

KOKOMO - Shirley Hancock-Suns, 60, of Francesville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13.

She was born in Kokomo, to John and Maxine (Burton) Hancock on Sept. 25, 1956.

She is survived by her beloved furbabies Emma Jean and Bella; brother, Charles "Chuck" Hancock of Kokomo; sister, Sandra Hills of Elkhart; daughters, Betty (Anthony) Sutton-Conklin of Kokomo, Tammy Sutton –Hines of Kokomo, Jamie Nichols of Logansport, and Nicole (Travis) Johnson of Francesville; grandchildren, Brianna, Izaiah, Kandace, Ethan, Peyton, Trayton, Nick, Tanner, Adam, Angela, Dezaray, Alesha, and Zach; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, She is preceded in death by her brothers, John Hancock, Kevin Hancock and William Hancock; sisters, Saundra Hancock-Busch, Sharon Hancock-Hawkins; son, Matthew Nichols; and grandchildren, Angel, Trent and Kaylee.

Mrs. Hancock-Suns worked for several years at Crane Hill Machine in Seymour, where she was the first female machinist on the line. After she moved to Logansport, she was employed at RBM as a factory worker. In her spare time she loved spending time with her kids and grandkids, solving crossword puzzles, collecting and rolling loose change for savings, and dancing. She would dance whereever she was as long as she was able to get on her feet. She also loved to play corn hole and binge-watch Lifetime movies.

Family will receive friends at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, Kokomo, from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, with a funeral service following at 3. Pastor Michael Alley of Woodland Church of God will officiate.

Brenda McDaniel
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 03:40

December 2, 1946 to September 12, 2017

NORTH JUDSON - Brenda McDaniel, 70, Winamac, passed away at 3:40 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, surrounded by her children and her husband.

She was born Dec. 2, 1946.

She is survived by her husband Ervin and her four children, Tammy Pressnell, Michelle Rudd, Devin McDaniel and Brett McDaniel. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Mrs. McDaniel was a friend to everyone who knew her and was always helping others and doing anything she could to make their lives better. Her faith in God shined through the way she lived her life every single day. While fighting the biggest battle of her life, she never wavered from going to church and worshipping with her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. (CT), Friday, Sept. 15, at the Denham Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. (CT), Saturday, Sept. 16, at the church with Rev. Mike Noble officiating. Burial will be at Denham Cemetery, Denham.

Arrangements have been entrusted to O'Donnell Funeral Home, North Judson.

Paul P. Sommers Jr.
Saturday, 09 September 2017 20:30

January 25, 1929 to September 9, 2017

WINAMAC - Paul P. Sommers Jr., 88, of Winamac, passed away at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at Pines Village, Valparaiso.

He was born Jan. 25, 1929 in East Chicago, to the late Paul P. Sr. and Mary Modric Sommers. On Jan. 19, 1963, he married Leona A. Kuhn in Winamac. She died April 5, 2017.

He is survived by: 
Nancy Sommers, Indianapolis, Daughter 
Marie (Tom) Hunt, Indianapolis, Daughter 
Tina (Dave) Bengs, Valparaiso, Daughter 
Steven (Danna) Sommers, Winamac, Son 
Nathan Sommers, Grandson 
Kathryn Sommers, Granddaughter 
Adam Sommers, Grandson 
Gabriele Bengs, Granddaughter 
Cassandra Bengs, Granddaughter 
Samuel Bengs, Grandson 
Joseph Bengs, Grandson 
Ann Hall, Fowlersville, MI, Sister 
Esther Corbat, Fort Wayne, Sister

Preceded in death by: 
Barbara Caldwell, Sister 
Elizabeth Kistler, Sister 
Dorothy Stalbaum, Sister 
Emil Sommers, Brother

Mr. Sommers was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac, as well as the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1728 and the American Legion Post 71 in Winamac, and the Indiana Flying Farmers and the International Flying Farmers. He became a pilot when he was 16 years old. He served as a member of the Pulaski County Aviation Board of Commissioners for 10 years. He was a former Pulaski County Councilman in the 1990s and served on the Jefferson Township Advisory Board. He was a retired farmer. He had also worked as a clerk at the American State Bank in North Judson from 1948-1950. He also worked as a substitute rural mail carrier for many years. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 until 1954.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A scriptural wake service will be at 4 p.m., at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Winamac, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will be at St. Peters Cemetery, Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Valparaiso or the Friends of the Tippecanoe State Park.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Henry Mooi
Saturday, 09 September 2017 08:08

March 2, 1927 to September 9, 2017

WINAMAC - Henry "Hank" Mooi, 90, of Rochester, formerly of Winamac, passed away at 8:08 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born March 2, 1927 in Mount Greenwood, IL to the late Henry and Annie Mollema Mooi. On Oct. 19, 1957 he married Alice M. Asmus in LaPorte. She survives.

He is preceded in death by: 
Elizabeth Kelderhouse Mooi Step-mother 
John Mooi, Brother 
Herman Mooi, Brother 
Tena Jongsma, Sister 
Janette Regnerus, Sister

Mr. Mooi was a graduate of Tilden Tech High School in Chicago. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served on three aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theater and on one sea plane tender in the Atlantic theater. He was aboard the USS Cabot providing air cover during the Japanese surrender on the USS Missouri. He was honored to meet and visit with famed journalist Ernie Pyle shortly before Pyle's 1945 death. He was proud to travel to Washington D.C. on a northeast Indiana honor flight in 2015. In 2016 he was honored with a Quilt of Valor for military service. 

Mr. Mooi was a retired farmer who specialized in raising gladiolas. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Winamac and was a Life Member of VFW Post 1728 in Winamac. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling and fishing.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m., (Wednesday), at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Marty officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac. The VFW and American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations made be given to the First United Methodist Church of Winamac. 

Infant Atticus F. Conley
Friday, 08 September 2017 00:00

September 8, 2017

MEDARYVILLE - Atticus Fin Conley, infant son of Shane Conley and Faith Elizabeth Hughes, was stillborn Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Mary's Hospital, Hobart.

He is survived by: 
Shane Conley, Francesville, Father 
Faith Elizabeth Hughes, Medaryville, Mother 
James Hughes and Julie Salyer , Medaryville, Maternal Grandparents 
David and Brenda Frye Conley, Medaryville, Paternal Grandparents 
Eva Hughes, Medaryville, Maternal Great Grandmother 
Robert and Violet Hall Salyer, Murfeesboro, TN, Maternal Great Grandparents 
John and Charolette Wireman Conley, Medaryville, Paternal Great Grandparents 
John and Carrie Harrindeen, Medaryville, Paternal Great Grandparents 
Hope Hoffman, Medaryville, Aunt 
April Ramsey, Shelbyville, TN, Aunt 
Nicole Armstrong, Rochester, Aunt 
Joshua Smith, Logansport, Uncle 
Brandon Howard, Medaryville, Uncle 
Zachariah Hughes, Argos, Uncle 
Anthony Hughes, Argos, Uncle

Preceded in death by: 
James Edward Hughes, Great Grandfather

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Medaryville Assembly of God Church, Medaryville. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m., Tuesday, at the church with Pastor Tom Dewlen officiating. A private graveside service will take place.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. 

Judith A. Cosgray
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 04:55

October 25, 1934 to September 6, 2017

ROYAL CENTER - Judith A. “Judy” Cosgray, 82, of Buffalo passed away peacefully at 4:55 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on Oct. 25, 1934 in Pulaski County, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Lanz) Tieman. She was a Pulaski High School graduate Class of 1952. On Jan. 14, 1956, she married Leroy C. Cosgray.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2013.

Survivors include her children, Steven L. Cosgray and wife Joy of Buffalo, Mitchell L. Cosgray and wife DeeAnn of Monticello and Sheryl A. Jones and husband Troy of San Tan, Ariz.; sister, Betty Ploss and husband Oscar of Headlee; grandchildren, Megan Haupert (Chad), Seth Cosgray, Kelsey Stetler (Corey), Allyson Cheever (John), Quentin Jones, Kaitlyn Bunch (Levi), Brant Jones (fiancé, Courtney Cazarez) and Hannah Cosgray and great grandchildren, Kinley and Olivia Bunch, Hadley and Brooklyn Stetler and Grayson Haupert.

She was preceded in death by sister, Barbara Crist.

Mrs. Cosgray owned and operated Judy’s Beauty Shop in Buffalo for over 58 years. She was a member of Buffalo Christian Church where she also taught Sunday School through the years. She was also a past member of the Tri Kappa Zeta RHO Chapter in Monon and the White County Historical Society. She was the former chairman of the Buffalo Centennial Celebration and a founding member of the North White Athletic Boosters. She enjoyed gardening, refinishing furniture, camping and, most of all, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, at Buffalo Christian Church. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Monday. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at the church with Evangelist Tom Haynie officiating. Burial will be at Hughes Cemetery, Monticello.

Memorial donations may be made to Buffalo Christian Church and/or the Liberty Township Park in Buffalo.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Homes Royal Center Chapel.

Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Cosgray family at


Daril A. Richie
Friday, 01 September 2017 00:00

December 16, 1993 to September 1, 2017

MEDARYVILLE - Daril Amos Richie, 23, of Monticello, (formerly of Winamac) passed away Friday, Sept. 1, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 16, 1993 in Rensselaer to Robert and Michelle Shirley Richie.

He is survived by: 
Aaleyah Ann Richie, Winamac, Daughter 
Michelle Shirley, Monticello, Mother 
Robert (Jenni) Richie, Winamac, Father 
Travis (Keicha) Foulks, Buffalo, Brother 
Ryan (Brittany) Foulks, Royal Center, Brother 
Kara Richie, Winamac, Sister 
Lydia Roller, Monticello, Maternal Grandmother 
Carol Warran, Rensselaer, Paternal Grandmother 
Sandy Scheffer, Star City, Paternal Grandmother 
Myrtle Miller, Rensselaer, Paternal Great Grandmother 
Many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins
Paizlee Foulks, Buffalo, Niece
Krystal Hoagland, Winamac, Aaleyah's Mother

Preceded in death by: 
Bobbie Lee McMeeken, Infant Sister 
Jim Shirley, Maternal Grandfather 
Frank Roller, Maternal Grandfather 
Amos Richie, Paternal Grandfather 

Mr. Richie graduated from West Central High School in 2012 where he enjoyed participating in baseball and track. He was employed as a carpenter at Jim's Construction LLC in Kokomo. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting (with Grandpa Frank), fishing, swimming, and four-wheeling. He was also an avid gamer. He was a caring friend and a loving brother, son, and father. He will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Dewlen officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at


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