Imogene L. Jenkins
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:57

June 25, 1920 to February 20, 2018

FRANCESVILLE - Imogene Louise Jenkins, 97, of Francesville, passed away at 1:57 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Parkview Haven Retirement Home, Francesville.

She was born June 25, 1920 in Monon, to the late John Leighton and Elsie Fern Kneisley Toumine. On Sept. 1, 1939, she married Robert Chester Jenkins at the Monon ME Church parsonage. He died April 27, 2000.

Survived by: 
Lois Ann (Monte) Stiller, Winamac, Daughter 
Evelyn Sue (Leonard) Garling, Francesville, Daughter 
Betty Louise Ploughe, Rensselaer, Daughter 
Barbara Jean (Steve) Shidler, Francesville, Daughter 
11 Grandchildren 
26 Great Grandchildren 
20 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: 
Bernard W. Toumine, Brother 
Edith Fern Dilling, Sister 
Verlin K. Toumine, Brother 
Eleanor Toumine, Sister 
Myron E. Toumine, Brother 
Aldine Holderly, Sister 
Garnet Hughes, Sister 
John L. Toumine, Brother 
Geneva Toumine, Sister 
Willie Sanders, Sister 
Roselyn Metcalf, Sister 

Mrs. Jenkins was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church and Tippecanoe Chapter 96 of the Order of Eastern Star where she served twice as the Worthy Matron. She was active in her church. She sang in the choir and organized many funeral dinners. She was also a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau. She enjoyed spending time with her family and made many quilts and comforters for them.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville. An Eastern Star service will be at 3 p.m., at the funeral home. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday Feb. 24 , at the funeral home with Rev. Jessica Young Brust officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice. 

Lois I. Brown
Sunday, 18 February 2018 00:00

December 1, 1948 to February 18, 2018

WINAMAC - Lois I. Brown, 69, of Star City, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, at Pulaski Memorial Hospital, Winamac.

She was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Logansport to the late Clarence and Annabelle Myers Grassmeyer. On July 1, 1965 she married James L. Brown Sr. at the Methodist Church in Walton. He survives.

Also surviving are:

Kathy (Rick) Reedy, Winamac, Daughter 
Jim Brown Jr. Rochester, Son 
Nolan Jenkins, Grandson 
Alyssa Jenkins, Granddaughter 
Colton Reedy, Grandson 
Dillan Reedy, Grandson 
Dalton Reedy, Grandson 
2 Great grandsons 
Harriett Rubush, Kokomo, Sister 
Barbara Campbell, Smyrna, Tenn., Sister

Preceded in death by: 
Martha Kniseley, Sister

Mrs. Brown was a retired nursing technician at Pulaski Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Richards officiating. Burial will be at Star City West Cemetery, Star City.

Memorial donations may be made to Pulaski Animal Center. 

Stephen C. Girton
Monday, 12 February 2018 10:13

December 17, 1950 to February 12, 2018

WINAMAC - Stephen C. "Steve" Girton, 67, of Winamac, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 12, in Chesterton.

He was born Dec. 17, 1950 in Logansport, to Donald and Virginia Earhart Girton. He grew up in Winamac and attended Winamac High School. On Dec. 31, 1991, he married Kris Swartzell in Winamac. She survives.

Also surviving are: 
Craig Girton, Lafayette, Son 
Josh (Christina) Girton, Winamac, Son 
Douglas (Ashley) Metzger, Winamac, Son 
Kim (Waylon) Burke, Winamac, Daughter 
Stacey (Wyatt) Roth, Indianapolis, Daughter 
Destini Gould, Granddaughter 
Emri Metzger, Granddaughter 
Leyli Metzger, Granddaughter 
Peyton Burke, Grandson 
Paxton Burke, Grandson 
Colin Roth, Grandson 
Brodie Roth, Granddaughter 
Tim (Debbie) Girton, Winamac, Brother 
Deb Budd, Winamac, Sister 
Doug (Dee) Girton, Winamac, Brother 
Deana (Jason) Ward, Elkhart, Sister-in-law 
Mark (Donna) Swartzell, Winamac, Brother-in-law 
Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Preceded in death by: 
Donald Girton, Father 
Virginia Earhart Crissinger, Mother 
Leyton Metzger, Grandson 
Pete Budd, Brother-in-law 
Josh Ward, Nephew 
Beloved Dog Oliver "Ollie"

Mr. Girton was a retired assistant manager at CFS in Winamac. He was currently driving semi-trucks for Murray Leasing. He was a member, past president and current secretary of the Winamac Eagles #2580. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and golfing. He also enjoyed tinkering on small projects and reading Westerns. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb., 17, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. An Eagles service will follow at 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home with Rev. Edward Clark officiating. Burial will be at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to the Winamac Eagles #2580.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Betty L. Gerike
Monday, 12 February 2018 06:30

January 17, 1931 to February 12, 2018

MEDARYVILLE - Betty Lou Gerike, 87, of Medaryville, passed away at 6:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12, at Paoli Health & Living, Paoli.

She was born in Longview, IL on Jan. 17, 1931 to the late Albert and Ann Jeffers Gerike.

She is survived by: 
Jim (Sue) Wall, Medaryville, Son 
Keith (Donna) Wall, Monon, Son 
Jackie (Roger) Bailey, Ky., Daughter 
Bobbi Mitchell, Nevada 
Kim (Randall) Lovely, Hardinsburg, Daughter 
Many Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren 
Bill (Sharon) Gerike, Kalamazoo, MI

Preceded in death by: 
Robin Shidler, Daughter 
Frank Wall, Son 
Bud Gerike, Brother 
Ardell Gerike, Sister

Ms. Gerike had worked at the Medaryville Garment Factory for many years.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, Feb. 16, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Medaryville. The funeral service will follow at 12 noon (Feb. 16), at the funeral home. Burial will be at White Post Cemetery, Medaryville.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Marjorie B. Hanus
Monday, 12 February 2018 00:00

August 19, 1930 to February 12, 2018

WINAMAC - Marjorie Bertha "Chiz" Hanus, 87, of Winamac, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, at Pulaski Health Care Center, Winamac.

She was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Pulaski, to the late John William and Cora Link Reutebuch. On June 19, 1954 she married Chester J. Hanus at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski. He died Dec. 19, 2001.

Survivors include: 
Ruth (James) Benson, Culver, Daughter 
Paula (Steve) Miller, Star City, Daughter 
Mary (David) Hoover, Star City, Daughter 
James (Julie) Hanus, Winamac, Son 
Brian (Kaitlynn) Miller, Grandson 
Eric (Samantha) Miller, Grandson 
Jared (Kaycee) Benson, Grandson 
Holly ( Travis) Nuest, Granddaughter 
Kyle Krohn, Grandson 
Emma Hoover, Granddaughter 
2 Great grandchildren 
Betty DeSabatine, Winamac, Sister 
Dorothy Linback, Lafayette, Sister 
Marlene (Ron) Roth, Star City. Sister 
Martha Kayan (Tom) Derheimer, Columbia City, Sister 
Sharon (Jerry) Cloud, Indianapolis, Sister 
Marcia (Rich) Lehman, Winamac, Sister 
Jerald (Gina) Reutebuch, Sierra Vista, AZ, Brother

Preceded in death by: 
Junior Reutebuch, Brother 
William R. Reutebuch, Brother 
Richard Reutebuch, Brother 
Ronald Reutebuch, Brother 
John Reutebuch, Brother

Mrs. Hanus was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pulaski and the Christian Mothers Society. She loved playing cards. She was an avid Cubs and IU fan. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A scriptural wake service will begin at 4 p.m., and a rosary service will be at 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pulaski, with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph West Cemetery, Pulaski.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Linda L. Krzanowski
Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:40

November 23, 1947 to February 11, 2018

WINAMAC - Linda L. Krzanowski, 70, of Culver, passed away at 2:40 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 11, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth. 

Arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. 

Robert E. Graham
Saturday, 10 February 2018 22:31

September 26, 1948 to February 10, 2018

WINAMAC - Robert Eugene "Bob" Graham, 69, of Winamac, passed away peacefully at 10:31 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Sept. 26, 1948 in Cook County, IL to the late Kathleen Graham. He was raised in Francesville, where he attended Francesville High School before serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On Sept. 28, 1972, he married Janet Disinger. She survives. 

Also surviving are: 
Ryan (Diane) Graham, Winamac, Son 
Andrew Graham, Winamac, Grandson 
Abby Graham, Winamac, Granddaughter 
Mike (Nikki) Waymire, Brother 
Barry Waymire, Brother 
Aunt Geraldine (her husband: Kenny), Kokomo 
Ashley (Scott) Good, Winamac, Former Daughter-in-law 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by: 
Kathleen Graham and DeLos "Dimp" Waymire, Parents 
James Robert "Jim Bob" Graham, Son 
Guy Waymire, Brother 
Brian "Ty" Waymire, Brother

Mr. Graham was a lifelong truck driver and owner of Graham Trucking. He hauled steel, grain and tomatoes and also drove a gas truck for Good Oil. He was known to many as "Windy" - which was his trucker name. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Bible Church and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed shooting, playing cards on his tablet, his two dogs (Gracie and Bartley), and spending time with his friends and family. He was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at Tippecanoe Cemetery, Winamac, with Rev. Edward Clark officiating. Burial will follow. The American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Francesville American Legion.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at


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