Fulton County

Jacquelynn Belman Wiersema 

Jacquelynn Wiersema, 61, Rochester, formerly of Silvis, Ill. passed away Jan. 16, 2017 at Woodlawn Hospital Rochester. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Silvis. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday with a rosary at 4 … Read More

Cathy Lowe

Cathy Lowe, 69, Rochester, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Cathy was born Dec. 16, 1947 to Robert “Bob-Spud”  Tharp, and Deloris ” Dee-Mammaw” Tharp. A lifetime resident of Fulton County, she was a true cowgirl in her day and a proud farmer’s daughter. Cathy was passionate about the family’s … Read More

Deborah L. ‘Deb’ Lebo

Deborah L. Lebo, 58, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away at 1:20 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at Woodlawn Hospital. This followed a valiant battle with cancer. On Oct. 13, 1958, Deborah Romine was born in Muncie. She was the treasured daughter of  Robert … Read More

Johnnie Lee Shaw

Johnnie Lee Shaw, 50, Rochester, died at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 16, 2017 at his residence in Rochester where he had been in declining health the past couple of months. He was born on June 21, 1966 in Rensselaer to Delos J. Shaw and Donna C. (Brown) Shaw. He has … Read More

Betty L. Bucher Shireman Scott

Betty Louise Yarian Bucher Shireman Scott, 88, formerly of Akron, passed at 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester. She was born on Feb. 18, 1928 in Howard County to John H. and Uneta (Marshall) Yarian. She first married on Feb. 8, … Read More

Cathy Lowe — PENDING

Cathy Lowe,69, Rochester, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Hickory Creek, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home.

John W.J. Hopkins

John Wesley James Hopkins, 70, Akron, died at 11:43 p.m. Jan. 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 20, 1946 in Rensselaer to John E. and Era Louise (Rhodehamel) Hopkins. He had lived in Akron for the past four years coming here from Burbank, Calif. and Reno, … Read More

Betty L. Bucher Shireman Scott — PENDING

Betty L. Bucher Shireman Scott, 88, formerly of Akron, passed at 1:20 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester. Arrangements are currently pending at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. … Read More

Gene Cannedy

Gene Cannedy, 79, Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at Life Care Center, Rochester at 4:20 p.m. Jan. 11, 2017. Born in Carterville, Ill. Dec. 26, 1937, Earl Eugene Cannedy was the treasured son of Lester and Nellie Cannedy.  Growing up he shared … Read More

Edward J. Minarik

Edward J. Minarik, 94, North Liberty, died at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 7, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. at Life Care Center, Rochester, where he had been in declining health for the past couple of months. He was born Oct. 1, 1922 in San Pierre to Frank J. Minarik and … Read More

Kathleen June Landis

Kathleen June Landis, 78, formerly of Akron, passed at 12:05 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Pilgrim Manor of Plymouth, where she resided. She was born on June 1, 1938 in Akron, to George and Alice (Linebrink) Swope. She was married to Richard Dittman, Arden Miller, and Lewis … Read More

Edward J. Minank — PENDING

Edward J. Minank, 94 of Rochester, Ind. died on Jan. 7, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. at Life Care Center, Rochester. Arrangements are pending at this time. … Read More

Janet M. King

Janet M. King, 72, Rochester, Ind., passed away at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born on June 12, 1944 in Rochester, Ind., the daughter of William W. and Evelyn (Johnson) King. She had worked for many years at First … Read More

Gene A. Seidner

Gene A. Seidner, 87, Rochester, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his residence. He was born June 30, 1929 in Ora, the son of Raymond Guy and Edith Elizabeth (Burkett) Seidner. Gene was an United States Army veteran having served in the Korean War. … Read More

Agnes Eileen Eckelbarger

Agnes Eileen Eckelbarger, 82, Rochester, passed away at 5:20 a.m., Dec. 29, 2016, at her residence. She was born Nov. 20, 1934 in Brownsburg, the daughter of Winnie W. and Margaret Agnes (Thompson) Friedrich. In 1976, she married David Eckelbarger and he preceded her in death on Oct. … Read More

Annabelle L. Hart

Annabelle L. Hart, 90, Rochester, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Life Care Center of Rochester. She was born on Dec. 9, 1926 in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of William and Miriam Swan. On Aug. 27, 1947 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, she married Gene … Read More