Category Archives: Funerals

Patricia L. Hawkins – December 30, 1928 – June 13, 2018

Patricia L. Hawkins, 89, passed away June 13, 2018 in Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center, Marion. She was born December 20, 1928 in Marion to the late Martin J. Edwards and Jeanette (Griffin) Crumley.

A lifelong resident of Grant County, Patricia worked for Hills Department Store. She was a former member of the Smile Seekers Clown Ministry group. Patricia attended the Twin City Bible Baptist Church and she was also a member of the American Legion and VFW. In her earlier years she enjoyed fishing and traveling. Patricia was considered by her family to be a “social butterfly” and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Patricia is survived by her children, Anna L. (Jack) Jones, Marion; James M. Hawkins, Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jon Hawkins, Gas City; Shannon Heironimus, Fort Wayne; A.J. (Mark) Sheehe, Fort Wayne; Gretchen (Todd) Johnson, Fishers; Ryan Bran, Fort Wayne; Jake Hawkins and Joe Hawkins, both of Marion; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by her daughters, Alicia Smith and Roberta Heironimus; brother, Norman Edwards.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1 pm in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion, with Chaplin Donald Miller officiating. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion was entrusted with the arrangements.

Shirley Ann Planck – September 28, 1933 – June 10, 2018

Shirley Ann Planck, 84, passed away June 10, 2018 in Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation Center, Marion after an extended illness. She was born September 28, 1933 in Minnesota and was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Schultz) Taugner of St. Paul, Minnesota.

A lifelong businesswoman, Shirley and her late husband, Daniel Enfield Berry, Sr. ran Coaches Sporting Goods in Marion in the 1960’s before starting Employee Information Council and Pages Editorial Services, which has operated in Marion for more than 50 years. She was later the owner of Marketing Services, Inc. of Marion and owned and managed apartments.

Shirley married Robert Planck in 1995. They enjoyed a lively retirement of travel and time with friends and family. Mr. Planck preceded her in death on January 3, 2014

Survivors include her son, Scott Enfield (Angela) Berry, South Bend; daughter, Jae Lynn (Mark) Brown, Marion; grandsons, Brock (Shelby) Berry, Denver, Colorado; David Enfield Berry, Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Megan Enfield (Kevin) Paul, Carmel; two great-granddaughters, Nesta Berry and Jude Enfield Berry, both of Denver, Colorado.

Shirley is also preceded in death by her sons, Daniel Enfield Berry, Jr. and Dixon Enfield Berry.

The family wishes to thank Helen Davison for her many kindnesses during Shirley’s illness.

The family will receive visitors on June 14, 2018 from 4-6pm in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. The memorial will begin at 6 pm in the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Estates of Serenity, Marion.

Richard F. “Dick” Johnson – September 21, 1943 – May 28, 2018

Dick was born in Logansport to the late Franklin S. and Juanita (Gibbs) Johnson. On May 28, 2018 he passed away in his Marion home.

He was a 1963 graduate of Logansport High School and moved to Marion in 1965. He married Mary L. Wilson on January 23, 1965. Mrs. Johnson preceded him in death on March 20, 2015.

Dick worked for Conrail as a supervisor and retired in 1986. Later he became an EMT and worked for Grant County EMS. In his free time he enjoyed taking care of his yard as well as helping others take care of theirs. He especially loved his family and spending time with them. Dick will be remembered for his kindness to all and cheerful personality.

He is survived by his five children, Dennis L. (Loraine) Johnson, David E. (Joann) Johnson, Forest L. (Lisa) Johnson, all of Marion; Paul A. (Chasity) Johnson, Swayzee; Marianne Johnson, Jonesboro; sister, Pat (James) Dunnuck, Peru; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

In accordance with Dick’s wishes there will be no public services. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with arrangements.

Maria L. Rodriquez – March 24, 1953 – May 23, 2018

Maria L. Rodriquez, 65, passed away May 23, 2018 in her Marion residence. She was born in Monterrey, Mexico to the late Antonio and Francisca (Espinoza) Tovar on March 24, 1953.

Maria came to Brownsville, Texas where she and her family lived until moving to Indiana in 1999. She married Luis Rodriquez on November 2, 1981. He survives. Maria was a homemaker and in her free time she enjoyed crocheting, listening to romantic music, gardening and working with flowers. She was a great cook, loving mother and wife and she was devoted to God.

Maria is survived also by her children, Anna L. (Marcos) Martinez; Maria G. (Jesus) Ortega; Jose L. (Guadalupe) Rodriguez; Antonio (Joanna) Rodriquez, all of Marion; Sara (Rudy) Rodriquez, Edinburg, Texas; Ruth (Adrian) Galvan, Weslaco, Texas; brothers, Ventura (Enriqueta) Tovar, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin; Hector Tovar, Brownsville, Texas; sisters, Guadalupe (Marcos) Torres, Brownsville, Texas; Marta (Hilario) Hernandez, Grantville, Georgia; Irma (Everardo) Galvan, Brownsville, Texas; Silvia Tovar, Brownsville, Texas; 21 grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her brother Antonio Tovar.

The family will receive visitors on May 30, 2018 from 4-7pm in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. A memorial celebration of life will be held on May 31, 2018 at 11am in Kingdom Hall, 119 North Pennsylvania, Marion, Indiana.

Fr. Frank H. King, Jr. – September 17, 1933 – May 21, 2018

Matthew 25:23: His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.

Born in Marion to the late Frank H. and Freda M. (McAlister) King, Frank lived his life fully. He was a 1951 graduate of Marion High School and continued his education at Franklin College where he earned his organic chemistry degree in 1955. After his college graduation he was drafted into the United States Army and served honorably until his discharge in 1957. Frank returned to Marion and worked for Essex Wire as the Quality Assurance Manager and retired from BICC in 1993. Frank fought and won a courageous cancer battle in the early 1980’s which called him to begin his faith journey to the priesthood. He was ordained as an Episcopalian priest in 1988 and served as a rector and supply priest in northern Indiana and south west Florida.

On August 8, 1969 he married his best friend, Marilyn Jo “Mick” Campbell. Mick survives in their Marion home. Together, they raised one daughter, Stacey M. (Steve Garza) King, who also survives in Marion.

In his retirement Frank would be found reading, taking in the sun and visiting with neighbors and friends on his back patio. He was an avid I.U. basketball and college football fan and rarely missed an I.U. game. Frank and Mick enjoyed music, gardening and spending their winters in Naples, Florida where they also enjoyed collecting sea shells, walking on the beach and supporting the farmer’s market.

It is often said that a man’s character is measured in trials, but Frank’s character was built on hard work, love and devotion to his wife and daughter, laughter, faithfulness to God and His word. Frank’s trials were overcome by his resilience, strength, humbleness, charity and kindness to all. He looked at life positively in every situation-good or bad. This attitude was contagious as was his laughter. He hoped we would all remember him each time we hear laughter and remember that life is eternally good and we must be joyful even in the midst of sorrow.

Frank is also preceded in death by his sister, Jessamine K. “Jess” Westfall.

The family will receive visitors on May 31, 2018 from 4-8pm in Gethsemane Episcopal Church, 111 East 9th Street, Marion. Additionally, there will be visitation one hour prior to the funeral mass that will be celebrated with military honors at 1pm, June 1, 2018 in St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 602 West Superior Street, Kokomo, Indiana with Bishop Douglas Sparks officiating. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.

The family requests memorial contributions be directed to Gethsemane Episcopal Church, St. Andrews Episcopal Church or Cancer Services of Grant County, 305 South Norton, Marion, Indiana 46952.

Robert E. “Bob” Snyder, Jr. – January 24, 1946 – May 17, 2018

Bob, 72, passed away in Community North Hospital, Indianapolis on May 17, 2018. He was born in Curtisville, Indiana on January 24, 1946 to the late Robert E. and Dorothy “Dot” D. (Dellinger) Snyder.

Bob graduated from Elwood High School and continued his education for two years in college. Later he was as a truck driver and retired in 2003 from Holland Trucking. He met Linda J. Robb and they were married on April 17, 1982. Mrs. Snyder survives. In Bob’s free time he enjoyed riding motorcycles and especially loved fishing. As a professional bass fisherman he won several competitions including a big win on Lake Champlain, New York. He and Linda attended Curtisville Christian Church.

Robert is survived by his wife, Linda R. Snyder, Marion; daughter, Heather M. Snyder, Marion; grandchild, Skyler Carter, Elwood; great-grandchildren, Cole Carter and Keagan Persinger.

The family will receive visitors on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 1pm-3pm in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. The funeral service will be on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 3pm in the funeral home with Rev Aaron Huey officiating.

Patricia Ann Wilcox-Knight – September 16, 1968 – May 12, 2018

Patricia Ann Wilcox-Knight, 49, passed away in her Marion home on May 12, 2018. She was born in Marion to Ellis G. Wilcox and Charity E. (Rose) Wilcox on September 16, 1968.

Patricia graduated from Adams Street Christian School and Wrights Beauty College and spent all her life in Grant County. She worked as a manager at Master Cuts and Smart Styles as a cosmetologist. Patricia loved home décor, flowers, baskets and all things pretty. Most of all she loved her family and very much enjoyed being a mother.

Patricia is survived by her father, Ellis G. Wilcox, Marion; mother, Charity Wilcox-Middleton and special dad, Curtis Middleton, Marion; daughter, Samantha D. Knight, Marion; sister, Katrina L. (Gary) Hurt, Marion; sister-in-law, Julie Wilcox-Sanders, Marion; aunt, Tressie Shoemaker, Barnhart, Missouri; special friend, Brandon Campbell, Marion; nephew, Jeremy S. Wilcox, Marion.

Patricia is preceded in death by her brothers, Ellis Gene Wilcox, Jr. and Franklin D. Wilcox.

The family will receive visitors on May 17, 2018 from 4-7pm in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. The funeral service will be held on Friday May 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm, with Rev. Josephine McClung officiating. Entombment will immediately follow in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery, Marion.

Kaleb C. Marin – July 11, 1996 – April 29, 2018

Kaleb was born in Marion and spent all of his life in Grant County. He passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in LaFontaine.

Kaleb attended Oak Hill High School and was an accomplished wrestler for the wrestling team. He later earned his GED. Kaleb loved making people laugh and he loved children and entertaining them with his wrestling moves. His outgoing and energetic personality will be missed by all of his family and friends.

Kaleb is survived by his mother, Kathleen S. (Cirilo G.) Herrera, Sweetser; father, Samuel H. Marin, Marion; sisters, Karlee E. Marin, Sweetser and Angie Marin, Marion; brothers, Cirilo G. Herrea, III, Sweetser; Allen Marin and Anthony Marin, both of Marion; paternal grandparents, Manuel (Estafana) Herrera, Sweetser; uncles, Eric M. (Shanon) Keenan, Juan Herrera and Alex (Chris) Herrera, all of Sweetser; aunt, Evangelina Herrera, Lima, Ohio; nephew, Brantley M. Herrera.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Keenan.

The liturgy of the word for the deceased will be held at 1pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in St. Paul Catholic Church, 1031 West Kem Road, Marion, Indiana. Burial will immediately follow in Estates of Serenity Cemetery, Marion. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with arrangements.

Jordon M. Richards – March 14, 1996 – April 25, 2018

Jordon was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky to the late Michael W. Richards and Michelle G. (Huddleston) Richards.

Jordon spent the majority of his life in the Converse area graduating from Oak Hill High School in 2014. In high school he was known as a friend to all not just to a chosen few. He was fiercely loyal and would go to bat for anyone he considered a friend. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard and honorably served until his passing.

Jordon worked as a laborer for several companies in the Grant County area until a tragic accident disabled him from the workforce. That accident changed his life because he never gave up or gave in to negativity despite his disability. Always with a positive outlook and a strong will Jordon took on his second chance at living with fresh perspective.Most recently Jordon acquired his first home and his first car. He was very proud of himself for this accomplishment and a true testament to fighting odds and limitations.

He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and hiking. Jordon was a gun enthusiast and also enjoyed target shooting. Spending time with his daughter and family were highlights to his days. His sense of humor was sometimes biting but never hurtful in any way. He brought laughter and love to all who knew him.

Jordon is survived by his mother, Michelle G. Richards, Swayzee; daughter, Denni N. Richards, at home; brother, Michael W. Richards, II, Swayzee; sisters, Amanda G. Richards, Marion; Bethaney P. Richards, Converse; Taylor J. Roberts, Swayzee; maternal grandparents, Donnie (Vicky) Huddleston, Converse; paternal grandparents, Richard (Peggy Richards) Clemons, Marion; nieces and nephews, Nevaeh Ropp, Braelynn Aguilar, Isaiah Richards, Noah Pena; a host of extended family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Michael W. Richards.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 30,2018 from 11am-2pm in Grace Community Church, 1810 East Bradford Pike, Marion. The funeral will begin at 2pm with Dr. Thomas Mansbarger officiating. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements. In accordance with Jordon’s wishes he will be cremated following his funeral and his burial will take place privately at a later date.

Pauline Stewart – October 13, 1930 – April 13, 2018

Pauline Stewart, 87, passed away in Wesleyan Health Care on April 13, 2018. She was born in Harrisburg, Arkansas to the late Joe and Virgie Mae (Hall) Costner on October 13, 1930.

On December 21, 1946, she married Virgil Stewart. He preceded her in death in 1978. Pauline worked as a waitress for twenty years at Rosie’s Little Italy. She attended Hanfield United Methodist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, listening to country and western music, going to rummage sales and fishing. She also enjoyed a great cup of coffee. Pauline liked being able to watch her great granddaughters in their sporting activities.

She is survived by her son, Donald G. Stewart, Marion; brother, Jerry W. (Barbara) Costner, Fairmount; sister, Betty Jo (Kenneth) Rickett, Marion; grandchildren, Ronald D. Stewart, Jr., Fairmount; Travis B. Stewart, Gas City; Michael G. Stewart and Virgil Stewart, both in Indiana; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

She is also preceded in death by her son, Ronald D. Stewart; brother, Joe Costner, Jr.; sisters, Margaret (Bill) Inman, Geneva Sinclair and Mary E. Mullen.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 4-7 pm in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:00 am with Dr. Thomas Mansbarger officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Indiana.