Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Hartford City

Loretta F. Hughes, 76, passed away Sunday, December 07, 2014 in Miller’s Merry Manor, Hartford City.
She was born April 20, 1938 to Virgil and Vesta (Neal) Hughes, Sr. in New Castle.

Loretta retired from Borg-Warner, Muncie, after years of employment. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Loretta was a loving and giving mother and grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her daughters; Jewel (Lennie) Binegar, Hartford City and Cynthia Lytle, Westfield; her sons, Howard (Sung) Faine, Hartford City and Brian (Betty) Lennon, Westfield; a brother, Virgil (Linda) Hughes, Jr., Muncie; sisters, Carolyn Wallace, Indianapolis, Kay McIntire, Florida, and Nancy (Jim) Berry, Holland, Michigan and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Terry and Robert Faine, a brother, Michael Hughes, and two sisters, Violet “Vicky” Guffey and Mary Brown.
The funeral service will be Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City with Elder Matthew Lufcy officiating.  Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 11 from 11:00 a.m. to the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Howard Faine Jr., Kayla Faine, Julian Lytle, Steve Alberts, Andy Baker and Brian Lennon.

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Friday, December 5, 2014


Hartford City, IN
Robert Andrew (Andy) Walker, 38, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in I. U. Health University Hospital, Indianapolis. He is survived by his parents, Robert A. & Delores “Lorry” LaMotte.
Services are 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2014 at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City, with Rev. Bobby Thomas presiding. Calling hours will be from 1:00 p.m Monday, until the time of funeral. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014



Vikki J. Wise, 67, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 in I. U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
She was born in Indianapolis on August 1, 1947 to Harold and Lucille A. (Lennon) Garrett and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1965.

Vikki married Ricky G. Wise on March 5, 1966 in the First Christian Church of Hartford City.
Her hobbies included cross stitching, scrapbooking, and making quilts for others. She also was an avid bird lover. Vikki belonged to Central Indiana Bird Cage Club and North Central Indiana Ferret Rescue. 

Survivors include her husband, Ricky, three daughters, Ricci Zigler, Tempe, Arizona, Gina Wise, Rockford, Illinois and Lisa D. Brennan (Shane Parsons), Hartford City, and four grandchildren, Andrew and Charles Zigler, Daniel Brennan and Quinn Parsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial gathering will be Friday, November 14, 2014 from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Blackford 4-H Building.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014


Fort Myers, Florida
Charles Albert Dudgeon, 87, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away of natural causes on Monday, November 3, 2014.

Charles was born January 26, 1927 in Rockford, Ohio. After graduating from Rockford High School, he attended Bowling Green State University and obtained a degree in medicine from Ohio State University in 1954. Prior to graduation from college, he served in the Navy Reserves from 1945 to 1946.
After completing his residency at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio, Charles moved to Hartford City, Indiana and was a prominent general practice physician for 43 years. He greatly enjoyed serving his community as a doctor and school board member.

His hobbies included reading, flying in his airplane and collecting cut glass from the American Brilliant Period.
Charles is survived by his wife of 21 years, Elizabeth; daughter, Melinda Lindell of Muncie; son, Mark Dudgeon of San Francisco; daughter, Deon Seifert of Indianapolis; step-daughter, Heather Goodrich of Fishers; step-son, Shawn Swearingen of Pendleton and 10 loving grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lela (High) Dudgeon of Rockford, Ohio, his brother, Clois Dudgeon, of Rockford, Ohio and his son, Douglas Dudgeon of Indianapolis.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City. A family burial service will be made at Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Memorial donations may be given to any charity of choice in memory of Charles.
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Monday, October 27, 2014


Hartford City

Virgil Hess, 83, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Signature Health Care, Bluffton.
He was born in Hartford City on August 7, 1931, the fifth of six children of Lee and Edith (Landis) Hess.
Virgil had worked in housekeeping at Taylor University for several years.

Virgil was a Lone Ranger fan and collected pencils. He and his brother, Harry, were known for decades around the community for their red wagon and the “route” they traveled collecting pop bottles and, in later years, aluminum cans.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews and several great- nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Harry, Robert William, Lee Hess, Jr., Johnny, and Ella Mae Chapman.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29 at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St., Hartford City with Pastor Bobby Thomas presiding. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28.
Memorials may be sent to the Blackford Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 70, Hartford City, or Hartford City Cemetery, P.O. Box 66, Hartford City 47348 with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Lee Hess, John Reynolds, Shane Branscum, Kevin Hess, Casey Hess, Clyde Wallace, Rob Hess and Rick Tudor.
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Friday, October 10, 2014


Hartford City

Evelyn T. Daily Langdon, 90, passed away Thursday, October 09, 2014, at her home, in the company of her family.
She was born in White County, Indiana on May 31, 1924, the daughter of Carleton and Geneva (Hess) Noe and resided in Liberty Center, Wells County. Evelyn graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1942, then attended St. Joseph’s and IU School of Nursing. She proudly served her country in the Cadet Nursing Corps, stationed in Fort Wayne, during World War II.

On October 19, 1947 she married Richard M. Daily in Liberty Center, moving to Trenton where they operated the Trenton Store for many years. Richard’s death occurred February 22, 1977.
On August 9, 1980 Evelyn married Walter K. “Ted” Langdon in Hartford City. His death occurred September 13, 1985.

Evelyn devoted 40 years to nursing and caring for the sick. She worked at Caylor-Nickel Clinic in obstetrics and surgery. She retired in 1988 from Community Care Center (now Bridgewater Centre).
She was a longtime and faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Naomi Circle. She was a member of the Purity Chapter #126, Order of Eastern Star, Hartford City.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Max) Bennett, Montpelier, and Susan (Randall) Gorski, Hartford City; one brother, John (Mary) Noe, Mooresville, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Jennifer L. Bennett, Carrie Gorski-Murphy(Paul), Ryan (Kasey) Bennett, and Randall Gorski II.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and a sister, Henrietta Caylor.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 12 at 2:30 P.M. in Grace United Methodist Church, 312 W. Washington St. with Rev. W. Lloyd Hall presiding. Burial will follow in Hartford City Cemetery.
Friends may call on Saturday, October 11   at Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St. from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. & 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the church on Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Paula K. May, 66, passed away September 22, 2014 in Kindred Healthcare, Kokomo.
She was born in Bluffton on July 3, 1948 to Paul May, Jr. and Molly Jo (Wiles) May. She attended Hartford City Schools. Paula worked at Opportunity Industries, Marion.

Paula was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Altar Rosary Society.
Survivors include her mother, Molly Jo May, Greentown, a sister, Louanna (Bob) Goodrich, Hemlock, a niece, Nancy Jo Goodrich, a nephew, Brad (Faye) Goodrich, and a great-nephew, Brayden Goodrich.

She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 25 in Waters Funeral Home, 501 W. Washington St. Hartford City with Father Dave Newton officiating. A private burial will take place Friday.

Visitation for friends and family will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., prior to the service. 
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